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Lavender Water Lily

7.5" X 5.5"

We Thirst

by Mary Ellen South

We thirst for things all of our life,
Power and privilege...those out of reach.
We long for more when we have less,
Seek an answer when none can be found.

We thirst for beauty and peace,
Sometimes out of our realm.
But then we stop and look around,
And there it is before our eyes.

A beautiful full- grown bloom
Reaching out for nourishment,
Bringing joy to those who can see
So much tranquility floating near.

Our thirst is quenched, if only for a moment,
When light and love merge upon this sight.
Nature teaches us to seek out what's real
Simple truth in a quiet place.