Sunday, July 03, 2005

Fourth of July

"When I despair, I remember that all through history
the ways of truth and love
have always won.
There have been tyrants, and murderers,
and for a time they can seem invincible,
but in the end they always fall.

Think of it ... always."

Mahatma Gandhi



Eagle Poem

To pray you open your whole self
To sky, to earth, to sun, to moon
To one whole voice that is you.
And know there is more
That you can't see, can't hear
Can't know except in moments
Steadily growing, and in languages
That aren't always sound but other
Circles of motion.
Like eagle that Sunday morning
Over Salt River. Circles in blue sky
In wind, swept our hearts clean
With sacred wings.
We see you, see ourselves and know
That we must take the utmost care
And kindness in all things.
Breathe in, knowing we are made of
All this, and breathe, knowing
We are truly blessed because we
Were born, and die soon, within a
True circle of motion,
Like eagle rounding out the morning
Inside us.
We pray that it will be done
In beauty.
In beauty.


~ Joy Harjo ~

(How We Become Human: New and Selected Poems 1975-2001)

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3 Comments:

Anonymous Esther said...

Oh Kim this post is wonderful. How poignant and true for our times..thank you for sharing.

10:10 AM  
Blogger Nancy said...

very NICELY and beautifully said.

Happy and safe Fourth!

11:42 AM  
Anonymous becky said...

Happy 4th to Luna, Mr. T and Kim! Are you watching the "World Hot Dog Eating Contest" live from Coney Island on tv? Shame on you if not! LOL! Crazy zany tv this weekend.!

9:53 AM  

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