this is me.
i'm sawing away with my new sharktooth saw...
on bamboo shoots that are
i love gardening.
love love love it.
and i've planted a jungle, over the past two and a half years,
that has finally got the better of me.
now it's a case of no more planting.
walking around thoughtfully
with sharp little saw in hand-
wondering what gets chopped today!
makes me think of yet another
"lesson from the garden".
in the fertile soil of my yard,
in the fertile soil of my mind,
sometimes too much stuff.
and i look at the wild jungle inside my head
that something has got to go.
sin is like that too...
it grows crazy wild in our hearts.
"sow a seed, reap a harvest."
and not only that...
seeds sometimes just fall accidentally off the flowers
of innocent-looking plants-
(oh yes, how sweet they are!
how pink! how yellow!
how delightfully, fragrantly green and abundant!)
and root themselves...
and before you know it, a harvest
of things you don't want or need!!
not to mention the enthusiastic tubers
of things like banana trees
and chinese ginger
and even- gasp-
the mulberry shoots-
that burst through the soil in random places
and simply cannot be eradicated
unless one has, perhaps,
time to break out the new japanese sharktooth saw...
or in the case of my heart,
a few chapters of Proverbs.