“WHAT WAS SAID TO THE ROSE”
What was said to the rose that made it open
was said to me here in my chest.
What was told the cypress that made it strong
and straight, what was whispered the jasmine
so it is what it is, whatever made sugarcane
sweet; whatever was said to the inhabitants
of the town of Chigil in Turkestan that makes
them so handsome, whatever lets the pomegranate
flower blush like a human face, that is being
said to me now. I blush. Whatever put eloquence
in language, that’s happening here. The great
warehouse doors open; I fill with gratitude,
chewing a piece of sugarcane, in love with
the one to whom every that belongs!
Our creator is at work in all of these things in the poem! God is at work when a rose opens, when a tree grows, when the leaves fall to the ground. God is working and speaking to you and me everyday also.
What is God saying to you today?