Calendula, Ray of Sunshine

Image of a calendula flower

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Ray of sunlight
on a gloomy day
deep into the fall
you raise your head
blessing us with your
healing power
Flowers continue
to bloom
slowly fading
only to be replaced
by more
I love seeing your
sunny face
as I look
into an otherwise
gray world
leaves are gone
leaving a stark landscape
herbs are ragged
hanging in desolation
but you
keep on blooming
some years
all winter long
Thank you for your blessing
on this garden
and your light in this day
reminding me
there is always a bright spot
if I open myself
to the possibility

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