Tuesday, December 10, 2013

A Farm Style Fairy Tale

Before she moved to the farm,
She did not know whether she was made more of
Daisies and dreams
Or mystery and moss…
Or perhaps mostly of midnight and memories.

She came to the farm so that she could sprinkle radish seeds on cool soil
And then pull them up a few weeks later with the joy of a child opening a gift,
And then roast them slowly and stir them into a soup to feed to her loved ones.

She came to the farm so that she could sing native water songs
To friendly chickens as she fed them. 

She came so that, when the world became too tangled and complex,
She could walk through the quiet forest and slowly unravel
Then sit un-moving on a sun-dappled slope
And listen as the wind whispered endearments to the Earth.

After a while, she realized that she was made of 
Much more than just daisies and dreams;
She was an elemental,
In the song that Life sings.

by Aisling, December 10, 2013


kerrdelune said...

Love this, Aisling, so poetic, so eloquent.....

Aisling said...

Cate, Thank you very much. I'm glad you came by. Speaking of poetic, I eagerly drink in all of the photos and text on your blog!

Out on the prairie said...

Lovely message, you did well

lemonverbenalady said...

Hi Aisling, Just wanted to mention that Debs Cook from the UK said that pineapple sage is definitely delicious in cakes. So I would try the cookies. It will probably work.

Aisling said...

Steve, Thank you. I was feeling a little introspective and yet blessed... That bit of whimsy is the result! I appreciate that you read it and took the time to comment.

Lemon Verbena Lady, Thank you for coming by to let me know. I am going to include that in my Christmas baking. It will be like a bit of summer mixed in with our traditional baking! :)

Laura said...

So beautiful Aisling, I'm so glad you dropped by and that you understand that call to quietude.

Aisling said...

Laura, Thank you. I do understand, but of course will keep peeking at your blog to see if you've posted. ;)

Nan said...

This is wonderful!!!

Marianne said...

Beautiful, just beautiful x

Aisling said...

Nan and Marianne,
Thank you so much. I feel a little vulnerable posting poetry sometimes, so it is reassuring to receive such kind and positive feedback.

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

Aisling, how did I miss this post ? Just busy.
It is beautiful
and your words always make me smile and I thank you...
You are right where you are suppose to be.