Grief is a Garden

To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven. A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted.” (Kohelet 3:1-2)


Grief is a Garden

~ by Carl Josehart

Grief is a garden
where your memories are planted
like seeds in the soil of my soul

Grief is a garden
and time passes like seasons
seeds sown in sorrow and pain
sometimes bear bitter fruit
leaving the harvest bare of nourishing fruit

Grief is a garden
and memories of laughter
phone calls
sometimes yield sweet fruit
feeding the hunger for your presence

Grief is a garden
memories are seeds
love is the gardener
coaxing new life from soil fertilized with your memory

a bountiful spring
brings hope
nourished from seeds you planted for me long ago

~ April, 2019

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