Monday, October 07, 2013

Patience



These butterfly weed seeds, progeny of the food for butterflies, are so eager to fly and find a new home, but they hang tight for days, and weeks and almost a month on silken arms before releasing into free base jumps to some more friendly pasture or garden where they can duplicate their parents' beauty in spring and summer of the coming year. "Patience my little ones, your time is coming soon." 

Patience is a virtue? Hardly. 
It is the speed limit on a road map 
To the best and most authentic place for you. 

Patience is a virtue? Not really. 
It is a tool that when used with skill 
Can build a monster of a goal.

Patience is a virtue? Maybe. 
But without the energy of stamina 
And the sugar of optimism 
It may be no more than a suspension of time.

14 comments:

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful flower and the rights and wrongs of patience.

Celia said...

Thought provoking, gorgeous colored flowers.

ellen abbott said...

Future food for butterflies that are not there. I saw so few butterflies this year. One monarch, a couple of swallowtails. Could have been the same swallowtail. No sulfurs, no fritillaries, no painted ladies, no nothing.

Kay said...

Well....purple does happen to be my favorite color so your photo grabbed my attention right away. It is spectacular! Wow!

Red said...

A friend who passed away recently had a quote on patience. One part was never found in men. she would say this quote and have a wicked grin on her face!!!

Brian Miller said...

ah patience is def one of those things i constantly have to work on...and keep in the forefront...lest i forget...smiles...

Linda Reeder said...

Is this your poetry? It's wonderful!

Peruby said...

Beautiful words and picture!

I always said "Patience is a virtue and I have neither!"

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

Beautiful image
and patience
is something I wish I had.

kerrdelune said...

Love the flowers, love the words, Tabor!

messymimi said...

There is a time for patience, but when it's time for action, patience is a shackle.

FOLKWAYS NOTEBOOK said...

Patience exists on many levels. Your writings on the subject is thoughtful -- barbara

Granny Annie said...

That photograph is amazing! My mother was a very impatient person and I used to ridicule her. Now I am her:) I can't even wait for my fast drying nail polish to dry.

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