Poem: September’s Gardener

Sometimes I get some facts written down and some “shoulds” listed, and I completely overlook the Spirit in a circumstance:

We have a tree producing spring blossoms in September!

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I wrote a poem about it — how the bagworms ruined the summer foliage (see my last post), and how the tree is recovering.

It’s an unpolished poem, and I wish I would aim these poetic tendencies toward song lyrics… someday. This is as much creativity as I have time for, in this season.

On to the poem, if you will bear with me…

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September’s Gardener has tricks up his sleeves.
Summer struck and the leaves vanished;
The ravaging parasites drew off green life,
as Full Season succumbed to the mites.
Pervasive evil must end in due course:
What appears to be dead may be none the worse.
The Master Gardener, who knows his own trees,
has removed the cocoons of next year’s disease.
Still the year wanes — but to produce
a September remembrance of youth:
Stripped branches are vibrant with green,
and Fall welcomes blossoms of Spring!

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“He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end.”
(Ecclesiastes 3:11)

6 Responses to “Poem: September’s Gardener”
  1. Judy says:

    Beautiful, both the flowers and the poem. And it’s encouraging to know that, as we head into our own Septembers, the Lord can still produce beautiful blossoms. The evil doesn’t win. It produces death, but God brings resurrection out of it.

  2. Sabra Penley says:

    What an awesome heavenly Father we have! The blossoms are beautiful and the poem inspiring. Thank you, Debbie, for sharing this beauty with us.

  3. Barbara Greenstein says:

    Beautiful poem Debbie! Sure glad God is a better Master Gardner than I am. Your post helped me recognize bagworms are the problem with the tree in my front flower bed but I still haven’t done anything about it. Maybe this weekend.

    • mulberrytreehouse says:

      I’ve read that the “cocoons” are supposed to be cut off with scissors! (It breaks up the silk threads so the branches can keep growing.)