A Single Seed


The trick is to know what to discard,

for husks do not good bedfellows make.

A discerning mind will swallow only what is digestible,

tossing overboard what will only clog arteries

and disrupt metabolism

and consume energy needed elsewhere.

True sustenance requires dedication,

for only the heart of the matter

is worth cracking into.

Letting go means being willing to risk

relinquishing good for better,

and better for best.

Releasing is an act of faith –

for only empty hands can grasp good gifts,

only expectant hearts can recognize

the profundity of a single


21 comments on “A Single Seed

  1. Caddo Veil says:

    The last 5 lines really nail it–the part about “empty hands” makes me think of a Joyce Meyer teaching: something about if we’re hanging on to what’s familiar, it’s awfully hard to reach for God’s “Better and Best”. Bless you today–love, Caddo

  2. I love this poem. It is exquisite.

  3. Gallivanta says:

    The photo is a gem as are the words. How did you catch that seed dropping from the bird’s beak?

  4. A great poem. Thank you.

  5. Petro Neagu says:

    That is one cute little bird and an awesome shot πŸ™‚ Thanks for stopping by my humble blog πŸ™‚

  6. Robert Rife says:

    Melody, I always enjoy the theological reflection available to us through your own poetic ones.

  7. tinamhunt says:

    To stand at the edge and finally let go. Freedom.

  8. Debbie says:

    Wow, I knew I would come here and find just the lesson I needed. and that photo, Melody, is really precious! Thank you so much!

  9. a smart way to remind me between judgment and condemning between error and sin– the husk of desires and intent are different to me. Your writing is a watershed of light!

  10. This is such a wonderful poem with so many words of wisdom wrapped in it.

    I am printing this out to keep.


Leave a Reply to melodylowes Cancel reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s