FUNERAL READINGS: Choose a Reading

I See Only Gardens

I see only gardens
Old, new, famed and hidden
The Garden of Gethsemane, Eden and Babylon
Glades where great woods
Once offered shelter for fairies and elementals
Peaseblossum, Mustardseed, Moth and Cobweb
Places loved and overlooked, past and present
Magically entwined

Today I see another garden
Where flowers blind me with colour
Red, orange, blue and purple
And a thousand, thousand different shapes
Displayed in glory
Offering safety and splendour
For butterflies, bees and birds 

For even if there are lost gardens
This garden of now
Is enchanted and enchanting
Embroidered in faith, coloured by history
And each blossom is distinct and perfect
Each spirit powerful in nature and belief
Each life a legend told by a believer
Born out of past adventures
Now revealing beauty and delight

Today we share all this
In our most special garden
Watered by wisdom
And nourished by compassion
And, as we stroll this path together
We can only marvel
Knowing that the path will never end
And whatever we encounter
It will always lead us
To a place of eternal love

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