Wednesday, 13 of December of 2017

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Joy Harjo – Eagle Poem

2.bp.blogspotTo 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

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Peggy Sue McRae – Breathe Deep

Breathe deep, the tree.
Breathe in, the tree breathes out.
Breathe out, the tree breathes in.
Feel the bond of shared breath.

Mourn deep, the sea.
Tears returning, cloud to ocean,
Life’s watery womb.
Share the bond of our origin.

Die deep, the earth.
Blood and bone feed the soil.
Spirit soars to mountain.
No distinction between self and planet.

Live deep, the fire
With passion and brilliance,
balancing sacrifice and desire.
Burn into the night.

Peggy Sue McRae
May 1 1990 Earth First!

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