Saturday, May 13, 2006

IF I COULD SEND A CARD

 If I could find a card to send to the mother of us all, I'd hope it would have verses like this one from Earth Medicine by Jamie Sams.

MAKING FAMILY
 
Earth Mother teach me of my kin,
Of Hawk and Dove and flower,
Of blinding sunlight, shady knoll,
Desert wind and morning showers.
 
Teach me every language of
The creatures that sing to me,
That I may count the cadence of
Infinite lessons in harmony.
 
Teach me how to honor
The Sacred Spaces of all,
Gently melding with the whole,
Answering the whippoorwill's call.
 
Steamy tropics to glacial ice,
To thundering ocean tides,
In every grain of desert sands
Your beauty forever abides.
 
Oh Mother of every kingdom,
Let me claim my family's love,
From the whales of deepest oceans,
To the Winged-ones high above.
 
To bad honoring our Mother the earth gets dismissed as Nature worship. We wouldn't be here without her and this is one mother we'll never outgrow. So Happy Mother's Day to Mother Earth. Thank your for all my brothers and sisters.

4 comments:

brentub said...

How sad that our current administration treats Mother Earth like a wicked step-child.  We'll pay for it...one day soon, I fear.

Brenda

toonguykc said...

The Original Mother will ultimately heal herself, but only after the human race is gone.  Looking at recent news -- I'd say she is about to recover soon.

xo,
Russ

lisaram1955 said...

Beautiful, thoughtful sentiment.  Lisa  :-]

tenyearnap said...

First sign of an eco-apocalyse: having to buy water! But, Russ, I am a mother of a seven-year-old so I hope you are wrong about us having to vacate the planet in order for Her to heal. I believe that all it takes is an end to all wars. War is the harshest thing Our Mother endures.