Friday, September 16, 2011

Earth Teach Me To Remember

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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.

Ute, North American


AkasaWolfSong said...

Earth, teach me to remember...tis all I've been doing of late.

This is a beautiful prayer my Long Time Sister...and one I shall hold to my heart today.

Thank You so much for your compassion and love...I wear it like a Grandmother's Shawl Sister Love! How I do miss you! But know this...I walk your sacred lands with you each day, always and forever!


On Fragile Wings said...

What a poignant prayer...
whispers from Mother Earth herself.

We must have compassion for the Earth, always
holding her close. Becoming an advocate for her.

Teaching generations to come how to keep her safe
and healthy.

weekend blessing and hugs to you Dancing Fire.