Monday, December 25, 2006

Goodwill, peace on earth.

Today is Christmas, 2006. We had our big family celebration early this year (Friday) so that my son and his wife could be with her family this weekend. Having the extended family together was really joyful and sweet. There was a baby, and news of another one. There were tears and laughter. There was delicious food, and abundant left-overs. I am so blessed!

Here's wishing all of you, wherever you are in the world, in your life, in your heart, some true joy in your holidays, however you honor (or ignore) them! How we touch and connect with each other is really what matters most, and what can heal our world and our spirits!

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Praise wet snow
falling early
Praise the shadow
my neighbor's chimney casts on the tile roof
even this gray October day that should, they say,
have been golden.
Praise
the invisible sun burning beyond
the white cold sky, giving us
light and the chimney's shadow.
Praise
god or the gods, the unknown,
that which imagined us, which stays
our hand,
our murderous hand,
and gives us
still,
in the shadow of death,
our daily life,
and the dream still
of goodwill, of peace on earth.
Praise
flow and change, night and
the pulse of day.
Denise Levertov

3 comments:

robin andrea said...

Happiest holidays to you. Such a lovely poem on this day.

DivaJood said...

Happy holidays to you! And PLEASE, please send me a photo for the last "Good Planets" Gallery of the year!

The Fat Lady Sings said...

Beautiful, sweetie! Lovely picture - lovely poem.