Earth and work and heat
and sex and growth and weeds
Out of the dirt made of earth and sweat,
Out of the hope and trust and labor,
Comes the harvest promised to those
who live and love and bear fruit in God,
in loving surrender to the creative purpose,
with humility, humus, earthiness.
They shall go in and possess the land
in peace and joy and freedom,
in harmony and humility
with all of creation.
© 1996 Nancy R. Smith