Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Song and Prayer

When I plant
Seeds in Soil,
I am reminded
many Indigenous Peoples
of this Earth
sing to them.
Singing seems right.
Singing is prayer.
In the early stages,
I didn't know
to sing or say.
I felt clumsy
at such simple things.
The Song
that got me started
was 1
from Peter, Paul and Mary.
Even today,
I sometimes
sing the words
of their Folksong
which begins
"Inch by inch,
row by row,
gonna make
this garden grow."
Other times,
I just praise
those vibrant Seeds
filled with Life.
I pray over them.
I just pray
whatever words
seem to spill
from the Heart
of me.
Glinda Crawford, 2010

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