Monday, July 19, 2010

A Psalm for the People of the Earth - Alan Wight

Praise the Gods and the Universes,
            Technological curiosity of radio signals 100,000,000 light years away,
Praise the stars and sun so near,
            Praise the galaxies and in-between interstellar spaces,
                        Praise the atoms, atums, and adams,
Praise it all with voices and violins,
                        With flutes, bongo beat-drums, and aboriginal didgeridoos,
Praise it with jazz, blues, symphonic orchestras, and hymnal moves,
Agape, Eros, and Amorous inclinations...
Astound us into thanks, prayer, homage, and humble movements.

Help us see, help us believe, help us weave healing ribbons of hope.
Wrap us in love so tight it hurts,
            Fill us with piety, and experiences of poverty so potent,
                        So purposeful and pointed that we give ourselves away.....

Help us listen to others to help them help themselves.
Help us tread lightly and think forward 7 generations to world to be.

Ernesto Cardenal’s Palsm 150: The Universe is his Sanctuary, have inspired these words.   May these thoughts echo my AR comrades’ call for our professional actions be in the service of others.

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