Saturday, January 14, 2012

Earth Prayers

One of my resolutions for the New Year is blogging more often. I always have good intentions but sometimes it takes me a week or so to put up a new post. This year i hope to do much better. Another resolution for the year is cleaning and clearing out some of the "stuff" i have around here, including my huge book collection. While sorting out my old books, i found this one: Earth Prayers From Around the World. 365 Prayers, Poems and Invocations for Honoring the Earth. It is edited by Elizabeth Roberts and Elias Amidon

Thumbing thru this book i remembered how much i loved reading from this collection and i want to share some of my favorites. I hope you enjoy them too....
Here's the first of many...

The small plot of ground
on which you were born
cannot be expected
to stay forever
the same.
Earth changes,
and home becomes different
places.
You took flesh
from clay
but the clay
did not come
from just one
place.
To feel alive
important, and safe
know your own waters
and hills, but know
more.
You have stars in your bones
and oceans
in blood
You have opposing
terrain in each eye.
You belong to the land
and sky of your first cry,
you belong to infinity.

by: Alla Renee Bozarth

4 comments:

Dip-Dip and the Bridge said...

That is a beautiful poem and a very spiritual book.
I used to read so much poetry when I was in college and I'm glad to say my youngest son has followed in my footsteps.
On a different note, I have found out that scheduled posts work well in blogging as you can do them when you have time and write as many as you want ;)
Hugs, Lynne x

Mare said...

Thanks Lynne, i love poetry too. This book is absolutely packed with beautiful works...I've been learning a bit about scheduled posts! I can sit some days and type away and other days are so busy that i just cannot get to my blog. So that does help!

Paula said...

That was SO beautiful Mare~ thanks for sharing it with us!

Mare said...

Thank you Paula..More to come!