Tuesday, March 10, 2009

I Pray To The Birds

If ever there was a poem for me, this is it. I stumbled upon it just the other day. Where ever you are Terry Tempest, thank you for hearing the words of my heart and writing them down.

I pray to the birds because I believe they will carry the messages of my heart upward.

I pray to them because I believe in their existence,
the way their songs begin and end each day~
the invocations and benedictions of the Earth.
I pray to the birds because they remind me of what I love rather than what I fear.
And at the end of my prayers, they teach me how to listen.
Terry Tempest


  1. Terry Tempest Williams is an amazing writer -- I have devoured every word she has in print. All fantastic. You might really enjoy her book "Leap".

  2. Beautiful!!! Thank you for sharing!

  3. Reminds me of the saying, "On a wing and a prayer." :)

  4. Oh, this IS wonderful!

    We started hearing them again this year on February 1st :-)
    And just yesterday, I heard a red-winged blackbird for the first time this year. I rushed to the window to find it ~ and sure enough, there it was! What a welcome sight!

    Listening. Indeed, what a gift.


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