Sewing cloth is satisfying
And so is sowing seed.
Engaging in these activities
Is almost all we need.
There is the sowing that ensures
The going on of the human race,
Of animals and bird and fish
And living things that share our space.
Air and wind and water sow,
So our universe is green
And farmers sow so food will grow
To give the pleasure of the meal.
The careful gardener knows the colors
Of the seeds he plants in line,
Hidden, but waiting to show off.
Sowing with an ‘O’ takes time
For the hidden flower to bloom,
But with an ‘E’ I sew a rainbow
On one dull gray afternoon!
-- Esther Lazarson