Posts Tagged ‘garden’




When we let it grow

a weed might just surprise us

with uncut beauty.


(c) 2014, 2017 Betty Hayes Albright




(a re-post)


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Have you ever seen

even one ugly flower?

I didn’t think so.


(c) 2014 Betty Hayes Albright




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(Reposted from September, revised)


When we raised our heads

Gaia, Detail

Gaia, Detail (Photo credit: Artful Danni)

the sky broke through

and we saw God.

We stood on stilts

and remembered our names.

But then we saw gashes

in the garden below

and heel marks

from heavy boots.

We saw wolves and coyote

pacing around us,

watching our eyes.

And we threw off our stilts

and danced around fire

till Gaia was smooth and warm –

and in the circle of creatures

we remembered their names.


(c)  1995,  2012  Betty Hayes Albright

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I’m a stranger to this land,

what are these graceful flowers

with plush yellow pods

waving lightly

in the early afternoon?

Such a lovely garden you have!

But why are you cutting them down?


They’re dandelions!

you say with disgust.



I bid you farewell

and trip on the trash

in the street.


(c) 1991, 2014  Betty Hayes Albright

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