Church in the Garden (New Poem by Polly Castor)

Church in the Garden (New Poem by Polly Castor)

Church in the Garden (New Poem by Polly Castor)

Church in the Garden

Butterfly wings arch
like cathedral windows
basking in the sun,
their yellow stained glass
set in contrasting black
delicately wrought iron frames
lazily waxing open and shut,
demurely fluttering,
almost shimmying as they
contemplatively slurp
concentrating on the nectar
of pure joy while they
usher and filter
the light of the world
as through a clearstory,
focusing attention and thought.

The succulent,
burnt sienna centers
of the strident cone flowers
are bristling floral pulpits
for proboscis probings
on hot pink petaled
doctrinal platforms
preaching clearly of God’s
magnificence, beauty
and tender, detailed care–
definitely governing
the mutually serviced
intimate and satisfied
combination of ideas
for each of us
as well as these.


by Polly Castor

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I work to amplify good wherever I find it. I love color, texture, beauty, great ideas, nature, metaphor, deliciousness, genuine spirituality, and exploring new territory. I encourage authenticity, nurture creativity, champion sustainability, promote peace, and hope to foster a new renaissance where we all are free to be our most fulfilled, multifaceted, and terrific selves. Read more here.

1 Comment

  1. Cheryl 7 years ago

    I love these photos. I have cone flowers in my garden…covered with bees.

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