It is the temperance of the thing that makes it so:
the even keel style just the right amount of sun
and shade, wet and dry
the not too much of anything
not too cold
not too hot
not too fast.
Painful from my end with all the waiting and patience figured in.
If there is quick pressure, well, no good comes from that!
In gloves and hat, I stand here with the hose
giving life: knowing that later in the day would not work,
that later in the day would be too late
for it MUST be early and often….regular.
And is always the way with love
the right amount is easy to see.
I give, I pour, I flow until there is enough:
water rushing out the bottom and over the top my sign for exuberance.
the trickle of excess, my sign to stop.