Saturday, 7 March 2009

Navajo Prayer

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In beauty may I walk

All day long may I walk

Through the returning seasons may I walk

Beautifully I will possess again

Beautifully birds

Beautifully joyful birds

On the trail marked with pollen may I walk

With grasshoppers about my feet may I walk

With dew about my feet may I walk

With beauty may I walk

With beauty before me may I walk

With beauty behind me may I walk

With beauty above me may I walk

With beauty all around me may I walk

In old age, wandering on a trail of beauty, lively, may I walk

In old age, wandering on a trail of beauty, living again, may I walk

It is finished in beauty

It is finished in beauty


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7 comments:

  1. I hope, in old age, lively may us both walk. :-)

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  2. Michelle, this is a beautiful post. I followed the link to the other Navajo prayer and was so inspired by the line "Come to us soaring," that I wrote another crocitation (:D) to use it.

    I also (finally) got the hang of linking, per your instructions.

    Martha

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  3. Lovely version of the Navajo Prayer!
    Hugs and blessings,

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  4. That Navajo poet had the right idea. It is a beautiful thought and wish. Your image is what I envision when reading the words - thank you for changing the direction of my day when reading it. I hope all is well with you.

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  5. Hi Terry
    My first thought on seeing you was T!!! Because I've been alphabetically updating my favourite blog links and only got as far as M today. LOL You will be there soon. In other words, i'm well, but addled. Trying to do too many things at once and I always was a girl who couldn't walk and chew gum... ;-)

    I hope you're keeping well. I haven't been near your blog in ..?? Too long!

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  6. Martha
    I'm losing it. I swore I answered you here, but.. nothing! I LOVED your new crow poem. It's an utter delight.

    Storyteller
    Thank you. :-) Hope you're keeping well. ((hug)) back

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