Sequestered Nook

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Beneath these fruit-tree boughs that shed
Their snow-white blossoms on my head,
With brightest sunshine round me spread
Of spring’s unclouded weather,
In this sequestered nook how sweet
To sit upon my orchard-seat!
~William Wordsworth

Sequester has a different meaning these days — a “take no prisoners” government withholding of funds it hadn’t collected to begin with.

I prefer the “hidden away for safe-keeping” definition — exactly how I feel when I walk into the orchard.  I am cloistered in blossoms exuberant with potential.

Sequestered nook.  Words and times change but the essence of spring’s promise never does.

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One thought on “Sequestered Nook

  1. I can almost breathe in the intoxicating scent of those blossoms and revel in their visual splendor. You are so fortunate to be able to have a front seat, so to speak, in God’s creative power that He brings to us in such a spectacular way each Spring. As Christians, we believe that such glory is but a small preview of an Eternity that we will eventually share with Him.

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