Wednesday, August 12, 2009

To Be Of The Earth

To be of the Earth is to know
the restlessness of being a seed
the darkness of being planted
the struggle toward the light
the pain of growth into the light
the joy of bursting and bearing fruit
the love of being food for someone
the scattering of your seeds
the decay of the seasons
the mystery of death
and the miracle of birth

~John Soos in Earth Prayers From Around the World edited by Elizabeth Roberts and Elias Amidon

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