Sunday, March 26, 2006

YOU WHO WOULD BE WISE

Ran across this poem in a book called EARTH MEDICINE. In Native American teaching the word medicine refers to wisdom. So wisdom from the earth.

LOOK TO THE EARTH
 
Look to the Earth
And to the Skies
The Sun, the Moon, and to the stars
You who would be wise.
For they contain the full measure of man
The height, the breadth, the depth, the span
Of his entirety.
 
Look to the Earth
And to the Skies
And watch them turn
Like pages of a holy book
But one untouched by human hand.
You who would be wise.
 
Look to Earth
And to the Skies
For in that which can be seen Without
Can true knowledge come
Of unseen mysteries that lie Within
To you who would be wise.
 
Look to the Earth
And to the Skies
Spring and Summer,
Winter and in the Fall.
Watch life begin, unfold, then fade and die
To rise anew
Time and again for Time Untold
You who would be wise.
 
Look to the Earth
and to the Skies
And in your looking, learn this mystery
That you who look to the Earth
And to the Skies
Shall be given eyes to see
Shall be given eyes
To make you wise
Eternally.
 
by Kenneth Meadows 
 

1 comment:

oceanmrc said...

This, too.

When my children question the existence of a Creator, I tell them to look around and figure whether they could have done it themselves.

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