Soften Your Heart, That Love May Grow

Lori McCray
1 min readApr 10, 2020


Peony, ‘Lady Alexandra Duff’, photo mine

If the heart has grown hard
nothing new can be planted.

You cannot dig your bulbs
when the earth is frozen.

Soften your heart, that Love may grow.
Plant mercy in the furrows of your soul.
Shoots of tenderness will blossom.

LBM 11/27/03



Lori McCray

Photographer, Poet, Musician, Mother, Mystic, Gardener, friend of wild creatures, swan whisperer. Find me on Flickr: