Gardening Gone Wild is a group blog maintained by four writers who collaborate on the page but live on three continents. They are Fran Sorin who lives in Tel Aviv, Saxon Holt in Northern California, Debra Lee in Southern California and Noel Kingsbury in England. The blog’s mission is to inform and inspire gardeners throughout the world. The article I have found is by Fran Sorin and tells what she decided to share this holiday season.

After days of contemplating what thoughts I wanted to share with you this holiday season, I came upon a poem written by Maya Angelou. I read it over several times: Each time I felt its message more deeply.
We are living in such unprecedented and tumultuous times. The world is in desperate need of individuals who collectively believe that peace, kindness, generosity, and beauty can not only exist but be an integral part of our daily existence. I feel that gardeners and other artists hold the key to what our lives were always meant to be; heaven on earth.
Without further ado, I offer you the words of the magnificent Maya Angelou.
Amazing Peace: A Christmas Poem
By Dr. Maya Angelou
Thunder rumbles in the mountain passes
And lightning rattles the eaves of our houses.
Flood waters await us in our avenues.
Snow falls upon snow, falls upon snow to avalanche
Over unprotected villages.
The sky slips low and grey and threatening.
We question ourselves.
What have we done to so affront nature?
We worry God.
Are you there? Are you there really?
Does the covenant you made with us still hold?
Into this climate of fear and apprehension, Christmas enters,
Streaming lights of joy, ringing bells of hope
And singing carols of forgiveness high up in the bright air.
The world is encouraged to come away from rancor,
Come the way of friendship.

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