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Shmuel Halevi | all galleries >> Pictures at an Exhibition > Garden Therapy
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Garden Therapy
19.Nov.2004

Garden Therapy

Just a little toil
Mixed with sun and soil
Makes a therapeutic balm,
Nothing else I know
Like my gloves and hoe
Brings such restorative calm.

Values re-arrange
And perspectives change
When I'm master of the sod.
There's a kindred tie
Between earth and sky
And I'm nearer there to God.

Mind and body, too
Breathe of life anew
And of nature's wealth avail.
With my hoe in hand
I can tame the land
And my restless soul as well.
____________________

Pearl Hand Cockrell


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Karen Leaf22-Nov-2004 02:58
Terrific comp here, and the poem is wonderful. And I love those retaining walls.
Pepe Zyman20-Nov-2004 02:34
Great colors and composition.
Gayle P. Clement19-Nov-2004 16:44
Very, very nice. This is an interesting photo!
Autumn Sky19-Nov-2004 14:35
Lovely picture Shmuel and a good verse. I like how you have framed this with us being able to look deep into the garden at the gardener... this brings life to the image.
Chris Brooker19-Nov-2004 11:24
Fine image and verse.

There was a man working in his front garden when a priest came along.

The priest said, “What a beautiful garden. It is wonderful what God can do with a little help.”

The man replied, “You should have seen the mess he made when he had it to himself!”
Karen Stuebing19-Nov-2004 11:18
Lovely garden and image. Fits the verse very well. Is that a mattock in your hand?
Argishti Khachik19-Nov-2004 09:07
...very lovely and peaceful place to relax!
Cheers