Lilies

“Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin, yet Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these” (chapter 6 v.28 of the Gospel according to St. Matthew). It’s meant to suggest that what you need will be provided; but perhaps a lily wasn’t the best analogy . . .


The lilies of the field, who never spin and never toil,
Look flashier than Solomon, they say.
Big deal! Who wants to live their life with feet encased in soil,
And doomed to photosynthesise all day?

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