One Small Seed

baby lettuce

Not much to look at,

Not much to eat,

Nothing to brag of

When sharing a feat.

No tow’ring forest

With branches to show –

But she’s planting a Now

So her Future can grow.


We all start somewhere. We all start small.

If we sow a little kindness,

It could feed us all….



19 comments on “One Small Seed

  1. russtowne says:

    Hi, Melody. I’ve been a long-time admirer of your creations, and bought your book as a gift for my wife. I’m compiling a collection of poems from many of my favorite poets that I plan to publish this year and would love to include some of your work in it. Please contact me at I’d love to discuss this project with you and provide details. It will include bios of poets, lists of their books, websites, blogs, etc. I hope to help many poets get their work published and help already-published poets create an even bigger fan base. Please also consider spreading the word about this opportunity.
    Thank you.

  2. Debbie says:

    Another wonderful one, Melody!

  3. RoSy says:

    Gotta start somewhere… πŸ™‚

  4. Gallivanta says:

    How right you are! This would be a fun verse to read on a seed packet? Care to start a new trend?

    • melodylowes says:

      That WOULD be fun – never thought of it before. Maybe I’ll be the next Hallmark for seed companies! πŸ˜‰

      • Gallivanta says:

        Why not?! Seed packets are usually quite pretty but there’s no reason they couldn’t be made more enticing. And then they could be become collectable and swappable….wow…endless possibilities. But you have to start somewhere. πŸ˜€ Aren’t I full of ideas for everyone else but me, today?!

      • melodylowes says:

        Maybe you should write “Inspire others to greatness’ on your to-do list – so you can check it off and feel accomplished!! πŸ˜‰

      • Gallivanta says:

        Right! Done that! πŸ˜€

  5. Lovely message, Melody. The seedling looks very healthy and promising.

    Blessings ~ Wendy ❀

  6. elizabeth says:

    Brilliant! πŸ™‚ Love your work!

  7. I’ve missed you lately. I hope all is well. Are you out puttering in the garden?

    • melodylowes says:

      Life has been BUSY and demanding – I have had to take a step back and haven’t had the time to write for what seems like an eternity! I am trying to squeeze in some garden time, in the midst of a demanding schedule – I am rather selfishly glad it has been a slow spring, because I would really resent the time away from my place of refreshing! Thanks, Charis. I am touched by your kindness in asking after me! πŸ™‚

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