My Mama’s Birthday

13 Jan

My mom is away, far far away, for this her 60th birthday.  I made this kids sing and sent a video of it.  But what else?  I’ve been searching for a great poem but I’ve already shared my favorites with her over the years.  This is the one I finally sent.  I like it.  Does it scream ‘Hey, you are 60, wow!’?  Perhaps not.  But a benediction of sorts, a musing on decades?  A look forward?  I’d like to think so.

A Prayer among Friends

by John Daniel (from Of Earth)
Among other wonders of our lives, we are alive

with one another, we walk here

in the light of this unlikely world

that isn’t ours for long.

May we spend generously

the time we are given.

May we enact our responsibilities

as thoroughly as we enjoy

our pleasures. May we see with clarity,

may we seek a vision

that serves all beings, may we honor

the mystery surpassing our sight,

and may we hold in our hands

the gift of good work

and bear it forth whole, as we

were borne forth by a power we praise

to this one Earth, this homeland of all we love.


2 Responses to “My Mama’s Birthday”

  1. Liz January 13, 2013 at 8:25 am #

    Love this poem! Happy Birthday to mom!

  2. spanishjenna January 14, 2013 at 4:32 am #

    My! Aren’t you hard working and thoughtful!

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