“Mother Gardener” by Miasha

I see you in the garden, Mother One.
“Receive this gift,” your heart gently offers
the plant to the earth.

This garden is your child,
tendered and nurtured by your wisdom and kindness.
I am no longer surprised that you stay
until the last light of day puts your
garden-child to rest in the comfort of darkness.

This is the way of a Mother who is a Gardener.
Who knows about the light of creation
from within and without.
Who loves the Earth by moonlight and starlight.
Who sings a lullaby long after her child is asleep.
Who offers a prayer when no one is listening,
but God.

The altar of my heart does not know an equal light:
This love of a Mother.


About C. Forrest McDowell, PhD

I am blessed to be a co-steward for over 30 years of the beautiful 22-acre Cortesia Sanctuary outside Eugene, Oregon, with my partner, Tricia Clark-McDowell. My lifelong interests in wellness care, psychology, nature, music composition & performance, writing, and meditation fuel my celebration for life. My form of service is founded upon the elemental practice of kindness and reverence for life. Of course, to understand the value of deep respect for life, we also have to accept irreverence as part of human nature and to know that it can be very disruptive and destructive to peace, safety, beauty, joy and love.
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1 Response to “Mother Gardener” by Miasha

  1. Tricia Clark-McDowell says:

    Very beautiful, Miasha, with amazing images too. Thank you for your insights and inspiration.

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