September 1, 2009

A garden is a lovesome thing

Posted in Art : Beauty, Environment tagged , , at 9:06 pm by randallbutisingh

A garden is a lovesome thing

God wot!

Fringed pool,

Ferned grot.

The veriest school of Peace; and yet the fool contends

that God is not –

Not God!  – in Gardens! when the eve is cool?

Nay, but I have a sign,

‘Tis very sure God walks in mine.

–Thomas Edward Brown (1830 – 1897).


Agriculture is the noblest profession  and the farmer the most important of all workers because on him depends the sustenance of the human race.  He grows the food the world has to eat.  Air and water the prime necessities are free, but food for the nourishment of the human body has to be grown.  The Farmer is the co-creator with God.  He plants and waters, but God gives the increase.

The poet, though was speaking of a beautiful Flower Garden where one can go for relaxation and refreshment of spirit in the evening and enjoy the beauty of the flowers – an ambiance conducive to peace and quiet; or as I put it in one of my poems -VIGILANCE BEACH –  (where) ” Remote from the toil and strife of busy life, I sit and dream in peace.”

There is also a song in the the HYMNAL  which puts a visit to the Garden very nicely.  It goes:

I come to the garden alone   While the dew is still on the roses;   And the voice I hear falling on my ear,  The Son of God discloses;   And He walks with me and He talks with me  and He tells me I am His own,    And the joy we share as we tarry there,  None other has never known.

There are two more stanzas to this Hymn which can be found in  THE HYMNAL  of the West Lauderdale Baptist Church.

– Randall Butisingh


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