March 1971

“Uncertainty,” Ensign, Mar. 1971, 22


I’ll plant the daisy here

By the delphinium

Near the fence.

And if I do my part

Watering and weeding,

I’ll surely soon have

White and blue

In one part of my garden.

Surely I’ll have

Daisy white, delphinium blue;

Of other things I’d have

I’m not as sure.

My children,

Lovelier than flowers,

Cannot be put in places

I would choose.

Their wills must be their own.

Weedy influences

I cannot pull.

I give to them the water

Of God’s word

But cannot be assured

They will receive.

I cannot plant

My children in one place

And know

What they will be

When they are grown.

So, filling my need for

Something that is certain,

For something in my life

That’s almost sure,

I plant these daisies here

In my garden

By the delphiniums

Near the fence.