Sunday, January 9, 2011

Beautiful Words



When they ask to see your gods
your book of prayers
show them lines
drawn delicately with veins
on the underside of a bird’s wing
tell them you believe
in giant sycamores mottled
and stark against a winter sky
and in nights so frozen
stars crack open spilling
streams of molten ice to earth
and tell them how you drink
a holy wine of honeysuckle
on a warm spring day
and of the softness
of your mother who never taught you
death was life’s reward
but who believed in the earth
and the sun
and a million, million light years
of being"


- J.L. Stanley.
I saw this on Lynn's blog this morning and thought it was appropriate for my post today.

5 comments:

giantspeckledchihuahua said...

That's beautiful! I am so glad you shared. Now I'm stealing it and putting it in my journal!

GinnysMom said...

I love it! Very well said!
Have a Happy Day, Mom!!
xoxo

Diane said...

Beautiful!
Hugs, Diane

fairfieldhousenj.com said...

Hello Phyllis,

Thank you for sharing these beautiful words. I've always said my religion is kindness, my church is anywhere I am closest to God -- a walk on a beach, an old persons company, a child's laughter.
First time o your sweet blog but I will be returning.

Deborah

Cat said...

Beautiful! God's creations are beautiful. My favorite saying is "It's not about religion, it's about relationship."