May Sarton — American Poet born on May 03, 1912, died on December 30, 1995

May Sarton is the pen name of Eleanore Marie Sarton, an American poet, novelist and memoirist... (wikipedia)

Everything that slows us down and forces patience, everything that sets us back into the slow circles of nature, is a help. Gardening is an instrument of grace.
We have to dare to be ourselves, however frightening or strange that self may prove to be.
Loneliness is the poverty of self; solitude is the richness of self.
Help us to be ever faithful gardeners of the spirit, who know that without darkness nothing comes to birth, and without light nothing flowers.
The garden is growth and change and that means loss as well as constant new treasures to make up for a few disasters.