Soul Snack: A Poetry Tidbit


“Earth’s crammed with heaven,
And every common bush afire with God,
But only those who see take off their shoes…”

—Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Mmmmm! I savored these lines as I remembered the bushes in my own neighborhood bursting into bloom—after what seemed an overextended and deeply dreary late winter. I truly felt the fiery life force of God within them shooting out into blazes of blossoms! And I wanted to revisit that moment of awakening, even as spring turned to summer.

And so, I invite you to find such a bush—on this page, in a park, or within your own inner landscape—and then, to take off your shoes and savor a soul snack of your own….

flowering bush white

lilac bush

flowering bushes anderson gardens flowering bush and bench

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