Kissing the Earth: Landscape and Joy Harjo

From: Kissing the Earth
July 19, 2012 at 02:36PM

Just a poem today, by one of my favorite poets.  I just spent a weekend with my dearest friends at beautiful Vermont College…they teach me again and again to open my whole self up.

Here’s to all of us opening, opening, opening…


Eagle Poem
by Joy Harjo

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
Steadly growing, and in languages
That aren’t always sound but other
Circles of motion.
Like eagle that Sunday morning
Over Salt River. Circled 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.

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