Tuesday, May 6, 2014

The Soil of Life--By Rhoda Galgiani--United States

The Soil of Life

Within myself I hide a seed
that is buried deep beneath
the soil of life a consuming weed

Nurturing simple delicate ways
protects the shell that covers
and grows with an external haze

Longing to climb as a morning glory vine
to reach new heights of knowledge brings
soul contentment to the mind that's mine

Wildly consume all there is to know
storing images that are in my garden
as my future adventures grow...

outside my seed of capture

Rhoda Galgiani has published two books - Expressions From the Inside Out and No Snow for Johnny - A Child's Book. She also maintains a website with instructional poetry forms called Expressions Poetry Journal at chesakat1.blogspot.com Come visit for a relaxing moment and poetry instructions.


  1. Dear Rhoda,
    You have an adventurous spirit! I have always sensed this and your poem confirms it. Nurturing "simple ways" may be best for some, but I can see you climbing like a vine, trying to learn and grow in every possible way. (Your ability with computers has always astounded me.) Wonderful write, my friend. Keep the door open to those things that remain "outside your seed of capture."

  2. Dear Carolyn - Thank you for your thoughtful comment. I tend to grow with everything that touches me. And to think, I thought I knew it all at almost 73!!! Well, it just show us we are never too old to learn everything that touches our souls, as long as we open our eyes to see what He intended us to see...

    Rhoda Galgiani

  3. Rhoda, what a wonderful seed you sow within you inspiring words! Your words express beautifully the creativity and innovation of mankind and oh! how we flourish when we apply! Thanks for sharing such lovely thoughts and words! Sheri / www.poetryandbeyond.net

  4. Hi Sheri - So good to hear from you...thanks for all your encourgement and support. I am happy you enjoyed my words of expression...

    Rhoda Galgiani

  5. Lovely poem Rhoda...The desire to venture forth is what life is all about. Forever thirsty to learn, grow & pass it along! Thanks for sharing your inspiring words.

  6. Hi Christine - Thank you so much for the visit and expressing your thoughts about my poetry. Learning is such a good thing - too bad some people are so set in their ways, they no longer venture out to discover the beauty around them. We do and that is a 'good thing!!!'...

    Rhoda Galgiani

  7. So glad you are here on Whispers, Rhoda. It is always a pleasure to read and meditate upon your poetry. The way you can bring life to words is a true gift, Thank you for sharing "The Soil of Life" with us. I enjoyed each line and verse. Continued blessings, my friend!

    -Maurice J. Reynolds, Owner / Editor
    TGBTG! Publications / Creative Inspirations

  8. Thank you Maurice for 'always' taking the time to comment on my poetry. Your words are so uplifting as is your heart. Your support is always so endearing to me...

    Rhoda Galgiani
    Expressions Poetry Journal

  9. Dear Rhoda,

    I enjoyed reading your inspirational write on continuing to grow and learn in life. A very thoughtful expression as you share of your own life with us. Thank you for sharing your words with us.


  10. Hi Rhoda. I love your work so much and this is no exception. Another great write. Few words that say so much. the more you read the more it speaks. well done. hopre your ok. warm best wishes. Pete.

  11. Thank you Sandra and Peter for your welcome comments. Your support is very endearing to me...

    Rhoda Galgiani