20 April 2007

Blog Your Blessings: Each Day is Earth Day

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Earth Teach Me to Remember

by John Yellow Lark


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 which die in the fall.


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 dry fields weep in the rain.


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16 comments:

Sandy Carlson said...

This is a beautiful photo and a wonderful poem, a perfect meditation for this week.

msdemmie said...

Beautiful words.

Happy BYB Sunday.

Sue said...

Happy BYB Sunday CC ... :) And yes everyday should be Earth Day. Have a terrific week ahead!

Jackal said...

Beautiful.

stev said...

i like the note that every day indeed is earth day :)

the poetry was good too

Bella said...

That is beautiful, thank you for sharing it! The Earth is definitely teaching me suffering this weekend as I slave away in my yard...lol.

Have a blessed day!

Kuanyin said...

What a great post on Earth Day! Happy BYB Sunday!

CyberCelt said...

@sandy-thank you for your kind words. The picture is mine, but the words come from a native American.

@msdemmie-they just seemed to fit this Earth day Sunday. Thanks for coming by.

@sue-May all your days be Earth days and your transportation be green. LOL

@jackal-Thanks for stopping by for BYB Sunday. Come again, soon.

@stev-Long time no see! Thanks for coming by. I have missed you.

Happy Earth Day, y'all!

Janie Hickok Siess, Esq. said...

Great sentiments for this Earth Day!

Am I the only one who remembers Earth Shoes? :-) I loved them. Do they make them any more?

My blessings are posted here: http://www.jhsiess.com/2007/04/sunday-scribblings-56-rooted.html

Whatever said...

Thanks for the pic & the poem.

Whatever said...

Thanks for your comment on my BYBS entry. Many will drop by and give you a "Happy BYBS!" sorta comment, and I appreciate those (anyone who leaves a comment for any reason :-), but yours especially took some thought. Thanks.

Blue Panther said...

Great post!

Earth and Nature have alot to teach us, if only we would be ready to learn from them.

Have a great week ahead.

I will be posting my thinking Bloggers post sometime this week! Thanks once again for that!

Sandy Carlson said...

I came back because I needed this post. Thanks again.

Dana said...

Great post! Happy BYBS!

Manila Mom said...

No other people can honor the earth with more beautiful words than the native peoples of each land. Thankfully,their words are now slowly being heeded by many around the globe.

CyberCelt said...

@janie-thanks for visiting. They still make Earth shoes, I wear them.

@whatever-I thought you were being way too hard on yourself in your post.

@neo-You are welcome. I wish I had an award worth money to give you. LOL

@sandy-May next week be better for you. I am glad my post brought you comfort.

@dana-Thanks! Glad you stopped by this Sunday.

@manillamom-We could learn much by listening to the first people of each land.

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