Sometimes everything has to be enscribed across the heavens so you can find the one line already written inside you. Sometimes it takes a great sky to find that small, bright, and indescribable wedge of freedom in your own heart. David Whyte

Plant – Mates

on August 20, 2018

Some people live
With family or roommates
And/or their beloved pets
Some live alone
With or without pets
I live with house plants

The seven that accompanied
My move to Cleveland
Now number nineteen
A few died of old age
Some multiplied themselves
Forming new generations

Plants are good company
Let me know of their needs
For water and sunlight
Then respond to my nurture
I love their quietness
Their elegant beauty

18 responses to “Plant – Mates

  1. Oh don’t let your plants know how many I have killed over the years. I loved this.

  2. Dale says:

    I used to have so many plants… then we had the famous ’98 ice storm where every single one froze to death. Then I didn’t really get around to getting more and this house just isn’t plant-friendly. Hopefully my next one will be… I have two potted plants in my room!

  3. Dalo 2013 says:

    I think I can honestly say this is the first poem about plants to have me feeling this way 🀣
    Usually is romance and love, and then I realize this is exactly it:
    “A few died of old age
    Some multiplied themselves
    Forming new generations…”

    The wonderful pieces of life are captured with your words πŸ™‚
    Beautiful, and wish you all a great day.

  4. This is wonderful! I feel that way about my plants outside! They are quiet and majestic!

  5. It’s always good to be surrounded by plants.

  6. Eric Alagan says:

    It’s great to have companions πŸ™‚


  7. Holly G. says:

    I love this. Plants add that special something to our lives like nothing else can. Their therapeutic value and the calm they bring – it’s truly unique.

    Plus, as a friend of mine said, “Plants don’t talk back – people do!” (Haha)

    Have a blessed week!

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