Saturday, July 07, 2007


Photo by S. Auberle - "Cormorant"

Today, around the world, on this "triple 7" day, a series of Live Earth concerts are being held for a climate in crisis. Enjoy the great music, but pay attention to the message, please.

This is a poem I wrote many years ago, which was originally published in WomanPrayers. It was also used as the opening poem for a beautiful environmental exhibit which is still traveling around the midwest, called Common Ground...


(for seven generations)

O Mother Earth, we pray today to link our spirits with all our brothers and sisters who share this web of life with us and to honor those who once walked upon this land.

Rest quiet, Ancient Ones, we seek only to honor you and to respect the land. We will not take from it lightly, nor do harm. We will respect those creatures with whom we share this sacred place.

Eagle, Snake, Coyote and Lizard, we honor you! Bless us, please, you Flying People, Crawling People, the Swimmers, Plants and Tree People, and all our four-legged brothers and sisters!

Father Sun, we beseech you to shine down your love and light upon us!

Sister Rain and Brother Wind, walk softly here, for we are small beneath your mighty power!

Sister Moon, shine gently as you guide us into dreamtime and when you journey across the world, send your stars to light our way home!

O Mother Earth, accept our prayers, bless us with your energy and healing. Help us to remember that we are connected to all who share your sacred web of life...past, present, and future, that in divinity and grace, we may exist as one!

- Sharon Auberle


Blogger Don Stabler said...

A beautiful day. a beautiful blog,
there's a cormerant rookery near Toronto. when walking through it they regurgatate their food and throw it at you. mostly fish. I've had a heck of a time getting through to you, maybe i'll be lucky this time. sincerly Don

2:34 PM  
Blogger Sharon Auberle said...

hi Don,

good to hear from you. Comments are always appreciated. I need to figure out how to make this more user friendly...

9:08 PM  

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