Thursday, June 6, 2013

Keep the Pathway Open

The many great gardens of the world, of literature and poetry, of painting and music, of religion and architecture, all make the point as clear as possible: The soul cannot thrive in the absence of a garden.  ~ Thomas More

A garden to walk in and immensity to dream in--what more could he ask? A few flowers at his feet and above him the stars.  ~ Victor Hugo

Gardens are not made by singing 'Oh, how beautiful!' and sitting in the shade.  ~ Rudyard Kipling

God made a beauteous garden
With lovely flowers strown,
But one straight, narrow pathway
That was not overgrown.
And to this beauteous garden
He brought mankind to live,
And said "To you, my children,
These lovely flowers I give.
Prune ye my vines and fig trees,
With care my flowers tend,
But keep the pathway open
Your home is at the end.  ~ Robert Frost from 'God's Garden'

Quotes about the garden, life