Fr La’s weekly ‘Pause and Ponder’ from along the Pilgrim Path at Lough Derg. This week’s reflection – ‘Wayside in Bloom’.
Variety and profusion – the words that come unbidden
as I walk the Path in its floral summer splendour.
In the colour competition, the yellows are out ahead:
birdsfoot trefoil here, potentilla there,
and cheery buttercups almost everwhere.
Sometimes they have it to themselves, sometimes they share –
with clover red and white, or with herb Robert,
or tangled all together with purple vetch.
The bees are busy; this bounty is too good to miss
and all of it by the wayside: God’s abundance
in casual overflowing profusion and variety.
Fr La Flynn
5 July 2021