Friday, 24 of October of 2014

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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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Kirk Lumpkin – The Mystery





something calls us out of our houses
toward a place of deeper shadows,
through undulating moonlit fields,
past vulture roost in eucalyptus,

where roots reach in wet black soil
and this night again we stand
by the creek that ran through childhood
where darkness is still alive,

where the waters of fear and love
snake trembling through the streambed night,
where bare limbs are antler dancers
and the stars look back with bright buck-eyes,

something rustles the underbrush,
a wind pushes back branches–
while more silently than owl wings
the dew stores up its blessings

Kirk Lumpkin
January-February 2010 Earth First!

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