Enter into the communion of flowers with joyful hearts.
Enter with reverent thoughts.
It has taken long months beneath
cold ground for these flowers
to prepare their blooming.
It has taken each of us long times of growth
through sorrow and joy
to prepare for our living now.
The blooming season is short,
The flowers stay only a brief time.
We are travelers upon the earth:
travelers through all to brief lifetimes.
Therefore let our moments be bountiful.
Let us rejoice in our unique colors, aromas, and sounds.
Let us celebrate together in love;
that as we travel away, we take with us
the memory of golden hours together among the flowers.
|Elizabeth M Strong