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.


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!!

Diane said...

Hugs, Diane 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.


Cat said...

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