Friday, April 11, 2014

Planting Time

Now is the time
(in the week before Good Friday)
to scatter the wheat berries
onto dark, fragrant potting soil,
sprinkle them with water,

and wait.

In just a few days,
little green shoots will appear.

Every year I do this.
Even this year, with a baby who toddled along behind me and ate the seeds. 

"Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a grain of wheat falls into the ground and dies, it abides alone: but if it dies, it brings forth much fruit." (John 12:24)

(I get my wheat berries at the Anoka health-food store, where they are sold in bulk).

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