Naydler Soul Gardening
THE PLANTS WHO TEACH ME
plants, who teach me all I know,
have shown me it is part of life
to be frozen and formless
in the dark below.
the thing that we most dread,
each year they readily embrace:
I bow to them, my friends the plants,
who shed their forms with such good grace.
give themselves to winter's night,
and then, when all's completely lost,
from dark and cold they rise again
and strive, strive, strive for the light.