Books by the old Leather Chair

  • Snow In The Summer
  • My Bible
  • The Power of Silence
  • What Comes Next and to Like It
  • Encore Provence
  • A Year in Provence

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Special Words

The prayer flags I ordered just arrived.
Flags in the past were longer
and had totally worn out
from blowing in the wind.

I like the way they look in the woods
and wish these were longer.
I like seeing them blow in the wind
and the words
Peace, Happiness, Courage, Love, Tranquility and Wisdom
seem to bring this one a sense of peace.

Viewing the blanket of  leaves that surround this cottage
in no way
do you think of raking.
I seem to take pleasure
in seeing them this year.
Remind me of a blanket covering the earth
and all the flowers I have planted.

A blowing wind
will take care of a lot of them....

9 comments:

Tabor said...

A carpet of leaves is very important to the restoration of the soil and feeding the trees in the summer as they break down into soil.

Judy said...

My Mother thought that leaves should NEVER be raked away. I kind of believe that too, but, living in this park, I must take them up and bag them---except for the ones I surreptisously put on my gardens, LOL

lil red hen said...

I usually don't rake leaves either, but let the wind deposit them around the plants in the flower beds; however, the pecan tree has several leaves on one stem and don't travel as well in the wind. I like to watch leaves scurry along like little animals, hunting a place to spend the winter.

Barb said...

I like the bright flags and their message. I just let my leaves go back to the earth as compost.

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Tabor, Judy, Charlottte and Barb,
thank for visiting.
Leaves you
and the flags stay :)

sandra hagan said...

Prayer flags are special reminders to pray! Yours are splendid.

We were in the South Carolina mountains, and I saw a cabin with prayer flags flying in the wind.

Blessings dear heart.

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Sandy, as always
thank you...

Pienosole said...

Love the prayer flags!

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Pienosole, :)