One day’s picking from one small tree:
end of August; Cambridgeshire UK - amazing1The Fig Harvest
I marvel at the wonder of the fig tree.
However do those hard green parcels,
within two or three days
transform themselves into soft
Luscious spheres of sweetest beauty?
It is another miracle of creation.
They sit alongside those
exquisitely veined fleshy leaves
that for weeks hide the knotty hints
of the harvest to come.
As my tongue revels
in the sweet, soft flesh,
may I be thankful
for the sweetness
of God’s Holy Word
and the abundance of
this ever-amazing universe,
here concentrated into
the mysterious interior of a fig.