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Consider the lilies

I cherish the reassuring presence of my six-petaled friend,
Star-like head on an impossibly thin stem
Your fluted trump turned towards the sun.

Paler than your more vibrant cousins
Against the darkness of your surroundings,
You have been a constant support
During a week of difficult days.

Despite your evident fragility,
Your searching after light
Inspires in me my own quest
For all that is true and beautiful.

Drawing deep from the water beneath you
You have summoned strength to stand
As a bright witness to your Creator.

Too soon your destined time will be o'er,
So I celebrate the short time in your company
Knowing that before long you will fade, wither
And die.

Returning to the ground which gave you life
To store the energy you will need
To burst into life
Next Spring.

Copyright © Anne Linington

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  1. Date: 10/25/2009 4:45:00 AM
    We can learn much from the flowers and other items in nature that surround us if we just take the time to think and be still and listen to God. I love to look at Tulips that close at night and open to the sun. Then Moon Flower which is influenced by the moon. It is so fasinating to watch. Love the way that you expressed the idea here and reminded me of the fact that God can speak in all things. Keep writing. Sara