Friday, August 24, 2012

Gratitude for Water

Water will flow to you, lucky blessed Human
      straight down the mountain, clear, crisp,
      almost white with coldness on a July day.
      You can drink this!
Water will flow for you, fortunate one,
      over rocks worn beautiful with the
      eternal wearing-away,
      the rush and gurgle, the pounding of water
      unending, abundant, all-powerful.
      You can bathe in this!
Water will run through your arteries and veins,
      dear blessed one,
      making all your body sacred, connected,
      healed in itself, and in each other.
      You live because of this!
Here we are, Human, on our blue-green Water Planet,
      spinning through the galaxy, evolving over eons,
      because of Water, Water!
Touch Her to your forehead, your most sacred places,
      blessed one.
Greed must not come near Her!
Never attempt to control Her!
In every blade, in every vein,
 in every rock and stone, we share Her.
Do homage to our most beautiful, singing Mother,

Annelinde Metzner
Catskill Farm 
August 2011

Listen to Annelinde reading "Gratitude for Water" at our live concert, "Lady of Ten Thousand Names," on August 18, 2012.  (CDs and DVDs are available- click on the BUY tab. )

1 comment:

  1. This is truly lovely!
    Barb at Alchemy of Clay
    PS, I won't post more comments as long as you use word verification. People have told me that doesn't really do anything besides urk those of us who try to discern the word and numbers.


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