Priorities

A photo of some daffodils by T Newfields


Azaleas are important.
Morning glories have value, too.
Snapdragons should not be forgotten.
Chrysanthemums bloom majestically,
then to compost are renewed.

If we get our priorities straight,
perhaps we'll see that nurturing gardens
matters more than most things humans do.

If we take care of our gardens
and the manifold creatures therein,
maybe we'll realise this whole planet
is a single huge garden, too.

Lex: It seems each season of life has its own priority: what appears important now might be of little consequence later. That's why I believe we can learn so much from plants. They 'understand' each season's priorities perfectly.