Thursday, August 11, 2011

The Gardener's Thoughts

Could I master the language I'd speak only silence.

No one can think clearly who thinks only with their head.

The moon is always full, though you can't always see it.

Many a petal has yet to fall before the last one falls.

A wave is no less free because the current helps it along.

Rain or shine, the cicadas find something to sing about.

Flowers are the gardener's thoughts.

When you win an argument, what do you win?

The world makes sense to those who don't try to make sense of it.

Even to have lived in vain is beautiful.

If my hand on yours trembles it's because bodies never lie.

Not trying makes everything easy.

When you chop life into little pieces you don't get pieces of life.

Don't stand in the hallway waiting; join the feast.













70 comments:

  1. Incredible...that I'm the first to comment.
    Incredible...that such observation and wisdom comes from one man.

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  2. Lovely, consistent message - full of feeling:

    "No one can think clearly who thinks only with their head."

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  3. I love the one about the wave being free despite needing help. I may need to print this and keep it posted somewhere close. - Tershbango

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  4. This was worth the wait. Enjoy your break. At least couple have a Boomer Muse photo quote de jour in their future ;-)

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  5. I can't pick a favorite, as everyone seems to be a Gem.

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  6. So beautiful....that's all I can say....each and every one of them :)

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  7. NP, another brilliant batch. I cannot tell which I love the most, because I love them all, but below are some triggered my thought right now:
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    Could I master the language I'd speak only silence.

    No one can think clearly who thinks only with their head.

    Flowers are the gardener's thoughts.

    The world makes sense to those who don't try to make sense of it.

    If my hand on yours trembles it's because bodies never lie.

    Not trying makes everything easy.

    When you chop life into little pieces you don't get pieces of life.

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  8. Beautiful. The moon is always full, but we only like to believe what we see. The mind has to keep quiet. Thank u for this reminder.

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  9. It is always wonderful to see a new batch of these from you. :-)

    Loved them all1 but. . .
    "No one can think clearly who thinks only with their head."

    really spoke to me. So true!

    Much wisdom here as always.

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  10. Love them all, NP. You're right. We should all join the feast!!

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  11. All good, Marty. When I win an argument I win myself. :-)

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  12. So so lovely Marty! It's definitely worth the wait :D Reading your work always make me happy!!

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  13. Wonderful poem. Each line is great. Have no words for appreciation. I always say silence can express feelings much better than words. Thank you for this beautiful creation.

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  14. WoW! i'm mesmerized! thank you so much!!

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  15. Nice to be back. As ever, beautiful thoughts. "If you win an argument, what do you win?"---how wonderful! Now I know why I often let others win arguments.

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  16. Marvelous insights as always Marty. :) Thank you for a sprinkle of perspective. I loved it!

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  17. Just found your blog and I must say I love it!There's so many of your aphorisms that I like..and I'm not even half way thru reading them all

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  18. I love your blog, all are good, especially the one, The Love Of Life. Keep up the good work.

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  19. Dear Marty, I am so glad to be able to read this long awaited post. Thank you so much for writing and then sharing your aphorisms.

    Following is my pick of this latest batch:


    "No one can think clearly who thinks only with their head."

    "The moon is always full, though you can't always see it."

    "When you chop life into little pieces you don't get pieces of life."


    Dear NP, I also wanted say thanks for the ID you shared with me. I have mailed you from my sites mail please check your Junk folder if you don't find the mail in the inbox. Also add me in your contacts.


    Best Wishes

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  20. "Flowers are the gardener's thoughts." Marty, this is so beautiful. Every time I work in my flower garden now, I will think of your line. Thank you, as always, for sharing these profound insights.

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  21. I see...someone is running out of ideas here: When the white spaces fill the gaps in the text, you cannot read between the lines.

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  22. Marty, I have undergone some excruciating pain while I was away. Life teaches you the hard way. I think it is only right to find my way back. The universe always finds a way to heal someone who is open for healing. Your words are my healer.

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  23. I found so much wisdom in every aphorism in this batch that I cannot select a favorite.

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  24. This was truly awesome..
    loved all of them..

    Enjoy every single moment of you life ppl..

    ali
    letsgraph

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  25. A lot of wonderful thoughts here. I especially like "A wave is no less free because the current helps it along."

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  26. Awesome one , liked the first line very much.
    TC

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  27. each is a flower and fragrance touched the soul,
    glad to have you here
    teach me enjoy wining NP,
    god bless

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  28. Hi Marty, Thank you so much for your message about these. They're wonderful. My favourite was about what you actually win when you win an argument.......it's enough to start an argument about whether it's correct! Cheers Neil

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  29. As a fellow aphorist, it kills me to say this, but you've set a new standard here for saying the most in the fewest words. I daresay, you could boil down "War and Peace" to a refrigerator magnet.

    smiles,
    rb

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  30. There are lines here which I would not wish to forget, but if I did forget them I shall always know where to go to recall them.

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  31. This is really beautiful.. very nice

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  32. This is beautiful and I really recognize these thoughts in my own life. Especially this one: Flowers are the gardener's thoughts - it fits very well into the context of my mom :) Thank you for visiting my blog

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  34. each time I come across your aphorisms - I either nod, smile or/and totally agree. :)

    Wonderful, as always! Kudos Marty!

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  35. Just so you know NP...Tony is lying, I never had multiple accounts or usernames and I was the one who requested my accounts on FG and Broo deleted...he waited till he banned me from BC then started his cowardly accusations knowing I wouldn't be able to defend myself.

    Eg

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  36. I would post what I PMed him on Broo but that would be very inappropriate. ;)

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  37. marty, why all waste your time thinking too much? Just go and dig in the garden.

    Allan Benwell.

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  38. A person at their greatest is a pure openness to possibility, yet being a person means being confined to one perspective.

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  39. Trying makes sense of horse sense. This I see here: good.

    Felix.

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  40. I'm so glad you found my little blog (and thank you!), as now I have found you. Your gardener's thoughts are wonderful. I particularly enjoyed this: No one can think clearly who thinks only with their head.

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  41. Brilliant. I didn't know what to comment, because I enjoyed your aphorisms so much. Then I thought I'd rader say something and join the feast :)

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  42. What do I care about these musings at my time of life? Just go and dig in the garden!

    Methusela.

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  43. And remember to live your life with realistic positive anticipation, rather than, negative speculation....

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  44. i tend to stand in the hallway until i'm invited in. :) nice post

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  45. There is a gap in whiteness here that should be filled in with blackness...or not, as the case may be!

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  46. Don't stand in the hallway waiting; join the feast. I'm guilty of this one...I never join the feast until somebody ask me to join. :-) Shy me!

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  47. i tend to stand in the hallway looking for meaning as well. That's because I'm not sure where to look.

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  48. lovely words...beautifully crafted lines!

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  49. Having so much sense in such a short sentence...it shouldn't be allowed.

    Jack.

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  50. Amazing...right a head to my life

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  51. The world makes sense, to those who don't try to make sense of it. You reminded me of this:

    What is truth, says Pilate,
    Waits for no answer.
    Double your stake, says the clock
    to the aging dancer.

    Double the guard, says Authority
    Treble the bars
    Holes in the sky, says the child.
    Scanning the stars.

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  52. "Not trying makes everything easy." I can understand that implicitly...perhaps, I should try harder at accomplishing it.

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  53. You write like your heart is dictating the words it has the deepness in it, keep it up.

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  54. I have never "met" someone who has such a talent for distilling life into so few words. Really awesome.

    I especially liked the one about cicadas. When I lived in Greece, I heard them so often. They are very noisy, but never bothered me.

    I truly miss their "songs".

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  55. Dear Marty,

    I keenly wait for your monthly aphorisms but could not find any update for almost two months.

    I hope you will soon update the blog with more inspirational thoughts.

    I also wanted to say thanks for your comments at my blog.

    How nice to know that someone from the BlogCatalog still remembers me.

    Warm Wishes for you too, dear friend.

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  56. Hello,

    I haven't heard from you in such a long time, it was wonderful to hear from you again over at my blog, today. I want to thank you for the comment that you left for me, words of encouragement. :)

    xx
    Bells

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  57. Joybell, thanks, but really, I can't take all the credit.

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  58. Loved every line, every pure thought! Much to ponder . . . rich meat for the soul!
    I truly enjoyed reading these gems and one was especially riveting . . . "If my hand on yours trembles it's because bodies never lie."

    ps . . . Thanks for visiting my blog again . . . always appreciated :)

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  59. Wow your thoughts are mind blowing, I bet I could never get bored with you :).

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  60. just nominated you by the way to versatile blog award: http://love2type.wordpress.com/2011/11/12/im-a-versatile-blogger/

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  61. Wow! This great, somewhat reminds of the poetry during the Romantic period.

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  62. these words speaks alot..m not into poetry bt somehow ur words feel more like a frnd taking in my head..waiting for more

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  63. I like these but sometimes they are too short to let any space come in between them.

    Manny.

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  64. I love these! Have missed your thoughts and will be back to delve deeper. Thank you.

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  65. very nice words and thoughts, here is my favorites "The moon is always full, though you can't always see it".really true, thanks for sharing

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