Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Bearing Fruit: The Giving Tree

One last apple on your apple tree...

Will you cling to it or set it free?

What are you doing with time's swift sands?

How will you hold them in your hands?

Givers know a secret: When life is through...

The fruit you bear and give away comes back to you.


First two photos by Carrie of Carrie's Busy Nothings
Text ©2010 Susan Noyes Anderson

19 comments:

Carrie said...

Thanks for the link Sue!

Jess said...

That poem made me think for a while- I like those kind Sue. And those pictures made me think of all the reasons I love fall.

Sue said...

Thanks for the photos, Carrie!

=)

Grandma Honey said...

Certainly true...and it usually comes back ten fold.

Lisalulu said...

beautiful poem - saw your article and just KNEW it was you even before your picture! fun to say I know your style!!

Caroline of Salsa Pie said...

Always love your poems, Sue. Thank you. :)

Cherie said...

Always love the inspiration I find on your blog Sue!

michelle said...

I want apple crisp now.

Oh, wait, I was supposed to get something else out of the post.

Seriously, thanks for the words of wisdom.

Darlene said...

It's all about service isn't it? It sure works for me. I love how we have so many friends here and whenever one of us needs help, there are many we can call on who are more than willing. What's more, we really do enjoy doing things for other people!

Donna said...

Very poignant! My mother and grandmother were the best example of service to others that I will ever have. They both were always doing things for others and that was their life's mission. What a good message...thanks for this post!!

Dixie Mom said...

So sweet. I need to bear more fruit.

Jackie said...

When I saw bearing fruit I thought you were going to talk about having babies. HA!

karen said...

And that's why I love your blog - it's fun, but it also makes you soul search a bit. Very thoughty - I liked it.

Stef said...

Love it! Both the words and the pictures.
(PS...with regards to Hubs, I don't end up writing it. I usually need about 5 minutes. Then I am calmed down enough to stop yacking and just sign. Then all is well :))

My name is PJ. said...

Truer words have never been written, Sue! And you paired the photos with your poetry perfectly!

Cheryl said...

Amen.

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

Wonderful poetry...and true words.

Blessings & Aloha!

Just ME the MOM said...

It think similiar thoughts whenever I see the last lingering fruit on our fruit trees - so many lessons to be learned from the garden.

Kristin

Mumsy said...

Very, very nice. Hugs

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