Grow Patience

apple tree frost

Grow patience when you can’t grow fruit,

and soul and heart will follow suit

as character rears heaven’s taste

in disposition wisdom-laced.


This apple tree waits patiently for the days of frost to end.  So too, I will wait for the blessings to follow soul’s winter season…


Alone, but not lonely,

Single, but not secluded;

Mute, but not silent,

Amiss, but not deluded.

Singular, but not strange,

Particular, but not elusive;

Separate, but not a loner,

Private, but not exclusive.


This beautiful leaf stands alone, but somehow is still a part of the world around her.   I find myself drawn to her individuality, charmed by the way she nonchalantly takes her place in her sphere…