Anne Notations

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Prayer for this morning

Wednesday, 6:55 a.m., walking the dog.

Oh world, I am grateful for this morning.

This morning
The air was windless, clear, crisp, with a tang of far-off rain.

This morning
I walked west into moonset.
The moon was round, flat, pale: a watery block print on lavender.
The moon set over the cove where a hundred geese rode at anchor.
The moon paused atop gray trees that worshipped it with grasping hands.
The moon set.

This morning
The brants warbled as they floated out toward the bay –
an armada of black, white, and gray.

This morning
I watched the moon set. Good-bye, moon.
I turned and watched the sun rise. Good day, sun.

This morning
Beauty rang like a clear sweet bell in my ears.
In my soul.

Thank you for this morning.


  • Wow. I really like that. Sounds organic and genuine.

    By Blogger rabbi neil fleischmann, at Wed Dec 02, 06:38:00 PM EST  

  • Neil -- I wrote this in my head while out walking the dog very early, scribbled it on a sheet of shopping-list paper as soon as I got home, and typed it here as soon as I logged on at work today. So yeah... organic it is!

    By Blogger Anne D., at Wed Dec 02, 09:06:00 PM EST  

  • Amen.

    I love when the sun and moon get to see each other from across the sky.

    By Blogger BrideOfPorkins, at Fri Dec 04, 06:58:00 PM EST  

  • I would have forgotten it by the time I got home if I didn't write it down on the spot. It happens. I'm glad you held it for that time.

    I know of a Rabbi who composes tunes and once thought up one on the Sabbath (Shabbos)and Jesish law prohibits writing on the Sabbath. so he appointed a chain of people to continuously sing the song so he would have it and not lose it and be able to record it right when Shabbos ended.

    BoP - I like when they're both in the sky in the mornimng too.

    By Blogger rabbi neil fleischmann, at Sun Dec 06, 04:19:00 AM EST  

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