Friday, April 24, 2015

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"THE LITTLE SEED AND HIS BROTHER"

A little seed shifted, in his soil. "Lets ask Wind to save us" "How ?" said his brother, "How will wind save us ?" "And what shall we tell Wind?" "Oh" said the seed, "We can say to her - Wind, look, here we are at the edge of the path, surely, should we stay, the birds will come and eat us up; then we would become birdseeds." But what else can we be?" asked his brother. "Well, lets ask Wind and then we can find out. So the two seed brothers waited on Wind and they heard her as she drifted by the next mornng.

"Oh Wind, Wind they cried out can you save us?" and Wind smiled as she ruffled and furled her wide beautiful skirt and swept them away.

And so now, it was sunset and here they were. Then the little seed shifted again in his soil and said to his brother. "Lets ask Wind to save us" "How ?" said his brother, "How will wind save us ?" "And what shall we tell Wind?" "Oh" said the seed, "We can say to her - Wind, look, here we are between patches of rock, but we are such tiny weak sprigs; when Sun passes by tomorrow, we will surely be good and well scorched; then we would become toasted seeds" But what else can we be?" asked his brother. "Well, lets ask Wind and then we can find out. So the two seed brothers waited on Wind and they heard her as she drifted by that night.

"Oh Wind, Wind they cried out can you save us?" and Wind smiled as she ruffled and furled her wide demure cobalt skirt and swept them away.

And so now, it was morning and here they were. So the little seed shifted then again in his soil and said to his brother. "Lets ask Wind to save us" "How ?" said his brother, "How will wind save us ?" "And what shall we tell Wind?" "Oh" said the seed, "We can say to her - Wind, look, here in this thorny place, there's thistle all around us; if we try to grow up we will be stifled; then we would become choked seeds" But what else can we be?" asked his brother. "Well, lets ask Wind and then we can find out. So the two seed brothers waited on Wind and they heard her as she drifted by the next mornng.

"Oh Wind, Wind they cried out can you save us?" and Wind smiled as she ruffled and furled her wide beautiful skirt and swept them away.

And so now, another sunset came, and here they were. Then the little seed shifted again in his soil and said to his brother. "See now brother, this soil is so fertile and nourishing surely you can feel the difference. "Oh yes answered his brother, i know i can grow and mature into a healthy tree here, but what can we be?" Well now said the little seed you can be Tamarind, and i Guava." Then his brother chimed in, "you can be Mango and i Soursop" Then the little seed retorted "i know, you can be West Indian Cherry and i Carambola" and so they went on and on, on and on, on and on, happily, way into the night .

And later that night Wind smiled as she ruffled and furled her wide demure cobalt skirt and saw them fast asleep.
© gillena cox


After reading "The Little Seed And His Brother" you may want to read [Matt 13:4-9]

wrote this in 2012 and first published it at Wordchimes dot com



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Written for
Poems In April DAY TWENTY FOUR
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CHALLENGE: Four Wishes: Integrity, Compassion, Courage and Joy.

Now, go frolic in your word forest, beware of trolls, magic moss and poisonous mushrooms. Please follow the popcorn trail-I have left for you. If one of the recent Disney films inspires you or the enchanted television shows-by all means go there~ .

Imaginary Garden With Real Toads

30 comments:

  1. Oh I love this.. to me this is very much like H.C. Andersens storytelling (though in his the seeds would probably have ended up dead because the wind got sick with them).. I love it.

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  2. This is so imaginative and the tone so perfect for fairy-tale, Gillena. I love the part of the wind and her wide beautiful skirts. :)

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  3. Oh this is so sweet! I, too, thought the wind might be getting a bit tired of them moving, LOL. Thankfully they finally found a good spot.

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  4. ..and they could finally dream of becoming great. I adore this. I can see this illustrated.

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  5. Breath-taking.....! :D
    Loved the imagery and the tone of this beautiful piece..!
    Lots of love,
    Sanaa

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  6. This makes so much sense in its sweet and brilliant way! Great job!

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  7. So very sweet! You've given the seeds such sweet hopeful voices.

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  8. Enchanting in every way. Enthralling, delightful, charming, profound ... I loved it.

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  9. Beautiful. So much wisdom in this.

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  10. I love the wind and her skirt..enchanting and beautiful! So, fun to read~

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  11. I like this, Gillena. The wind swept them away but they didn't need to find the Wizard. The works of the wind turned out good. Nice happy ending you have that we like the fables to have. Some don't.
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  12. This is a charming retelling of the parable of the four seeds. :o)

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    1. Thanks for your appreciation Mary

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  13. Your piece is rich in the language of story-telling.

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    1. Happy you dropped by Kerry

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  14. This is written in true fable style of story-telling. Lovely :-)

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