Thursday, April 22, 2010

Earth Day


Earth teach me stillness

As the grasses are stilled with light.

Earth teach me suffering

As old stones suffer with memory.

Earth teach me humility

As blossoms are humble with beginning.

Earth teach me caring

As the mother who secures her young.

Earth teach me courage

As the tree which stands alone.

Earth teach me limitation

As the ant which crawls on the ground.

Earth teach me freedom

As the eagle which soars in the sky.

Earth teach me resignation

As the leaves die in autumn.

Earth teach me regeneration

As the seed which rises in the spring.

Earth teach me to forget myself

As melted snow forgets its life.

Earth teach me to remember kindness

As the dry fields weep in the rain.

-- Ute Prayer --


  1. I enjoyed this very much! I just came across your blog and wanted to say that it is refreshing to see another person with George Eliot on his reading list! Enjoy :)

  2. Kit Kat,

    Thank you for your kind words. Do you have any particular favorites among Eliot's works?