an ode to green

an ode to green – glorious green – all things green, great and growing, growing grassy – glistening glorious, decorated in dewdrops made to capture morning sunbeams in celebration of a new day’s dawning

an ode to green – the glassy green of a tranquil pond where green bullfrogs jam all night, filling the peaceful green silence of the bayou with their melody while weeping willows’ graceful veils of green falling from heights of lofty branches to the ground, sway silently with the breeze, keeping time and wary watch lest anything not green disturb the peace

an ode to green – the graceful green of newly budded tree branches, lovely in their newfound lace after so long barren, brown under winter’s reign – the deepest greens of stalwart pines, standing steady, steadfastly growing green on mountains’ sides when all else sleeps, covered in white, while they proclaim with every green needle of every green branch of every green tree, that they live still, still green, evergreen, still growing, still producing pinecones, providing homes for every bird that seeks shelter when all other green has left the mountain, save the moss, the velvet green carpet of the forest floor, covering rocks and roots and trunks – revealing where the fairies hide, in all things green

an ode to green – the green of rice paddies in the rain, of corn fields full and growing tall in rows that stretch to the horizon, of farmers’ fields green with grain that feeds us all when it is fully grown and green

an ode to green – to chlorophyll, the green that takes God’s gift of sunlight and gives green life to every growing plant and flower and bush and tree, each producing nuts or berries or grain or vegetables or fruit – the green that feeds the world – the green of life

an ode to green – God’s gift of life in the garden of earth, God’s provision for our needs, growing right before our eyes on every tree, in every field, – God is the good Gardener, Jesus the green, growing, living Vine that invites each one to take life from Him – the Vine that gives eternal life –

“I am the true vine, and My Father is the gardener. . . . I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in Me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from Me you can do nothing.” (John 15:1, 5)

“Then God said, ‘Let the land produce vegetation: seed-bearing plants and trees on the land that bear fruit with seed in it, according to their various kinds.’ And it was so. . . . And God saw that it was good.” (Genesis 1:11-12)

an ode to green – good, growing, glorious, glad, life-giving green

sincerely, Grace Day

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