School Prayer

I do believe sasse­nach post­ed this poem. I loved it, and came across it again today and decid­ed to share it with every­one else.

School Prayer

In the name of the daybreak
and the eye­lids of morning
and the way­far­ing moon
and the night when it departs,

I swear I will not dishonor
my soul with hatred,
but offer myself humbly
as a guardian of nature,
as a heal­er of misery,
as a mes­sen­ger of wonder,
as an archi­tect of peace.

In the name of the sun and its mirrors
and the day that embraces it
and the cloud veils drawn over it
and the utter­most night
and the male and the female
and the plants burst­ing with seed
and the crown­ing seasons
of the fire­fly and the apple,

I will hon­or all life
–wher­ev­er and in what­ev­er form
it may dwell–on Earth my home,
and in the man­sions of the stars. 

~Diane Ack­er­man
From the book I Praise My Destroyer

Cyn is Rick's wife, Katie's Mom, and Esther & Oliver's Mémé. She's also a professional geek, avid reader, fledgling coder, enthusiastic gamer (TTRPGs), occasional singer, and devoted stitcher.
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