A Faithful Gardener


The Faithful Gardener
by Heather Blakey August 2009

I am the faithful gardener
Who opens the field by burning
willing to wait by the fallow field
for the right strangers, the right seeds
ready to make welcome.

Resource: The Faithful Gardener: Clarissa Pinkola Estes

10 responses

  1. we made trees out of paper and put silver leaves on them today and spoke about seeds and patience…. so in tune with the idea of gardening, gardening does take patience…

  2. smiling from ear to ear – we are indeed in tune 🙂

  3. I love the image. What beautiful eyes, M. I checked my library catalogue online just now and will be going soon to pick up a copy of The Faithful Gardener. You know I need all the help I can get being so damn blind to self these days.

  4. What a lovely whimsical image.

  5. I like what you’ve done with the tree!

  6. i love how the branches become her hair (:

  7. just as a watched pot never boils, so a watched tomato never ripens. I think they ripen when I’m not looking – need more patience.

  8. Beautiful drawing, Heather. It is very symbolic of being tied into the seasons.

    And look! She never has to dye her roots!

  9. There was an alternative store here years ago and they had a statue, for lack of a better term, of a woman who became a tree–this image is far more original and evocative…

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