Harvesting Gratitude

 

Gathering of fall’s harvest

Revives scents of yesteryear

Flavors of heritage

Slipping into present moments

 

Cabbage rolls and perogies

Wafting into memories of mother

A lover of gardens

A gentle soul

 

A survivor of  war’s evils

Calling Canada home

Still hearing her voice

Thankful for freedom’s blessings

 

V.J.’s Challenge: Gathering

 

 

 

About Olga

I have always had an affinity for artistic endeavors and the beauties of nature. The power of the word combined with photography have become my creative spark.
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15 Responses to Harvesting Gratitude

  1. V.J. Knutson says:

    What a sweet poem and memory of your mother. Hard to imagine what she might have endured and yet she taught you appreciation for life and the gifts of abundance.

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  2. Arati says:

    Lovely – a tender moment.
    Oh for the survivors of war’s evils and what they carried/carry with them. My parents loved gardens too. I’m guessing they found much solace in them.

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    • Olga says:

      Thank-you, Arati. Interesting that your parents found solace in gardening also. I think to own a plot of land that can’t be taken away at the whim of a government was a big deal. My mother’s father had all his farmland taken away by the government of the day and they survived on potatoes that had been hidden… 😦

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  3. AmyRose🌹 says:

    Beautiful picture and your words struck a chord deep within me. Beautiful, Olga! Survivors of war …. I know it close and personal through my husband.

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  4. Bee Halton says:

    Beautiful words 🙋

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  6. theresaly520 says:

    I enjoy the imagery in this poem. Reminds me of my parents surviving against tough conditions as refugees. They loved to garden as well. They enjoy the beauty of the seasons which gives them peace. Thank you for the beautiful poem!

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