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New Growth: poem by Carol Farnsworth

spring growth, photo by C. B. Harris

New Growth

From barren branches a shoot of green appears.

Smaller than a speck but growing each day.

The hope and the promise of sun and rain.

Just as plants spread hope so do each of us in our world and with each other.

A kind word sparks a smile from a stranger.

Greeting each other on the street affirms our worth. 

We are called to nurture all who we meet.

When we give care for the world, we are all blessed.

So fill the world with care and kindness. 

You can always give, more than you receive.


Carol Farnsworth is an artist and writes poems and short essays on the light side of living with blindness. Her writings have appeared in The Avocet, Magnets and Ladders, Plum Tree Tavern, The Handy Uncapped Pen, and the Blind Perspective. Carol was born with glaucoma and has experienced decreased vision all her life. She has had no vision for the last several years. Carol lives with her husband John. They ride a tandem bike to enjoy nature. Carol gets her inspiration for her nature poetry from these rides.

(May 2022 Issue)

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