Friday, 13 April 2012

The Blessing of Sea and Sky - the Fifth Day

20 And God said, "Let the water teem with living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the expanse of the sky." 21 So God created the great creatures of the sea and every living and moving thing with which the water teems, according to their kinds, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good. 22 God blessed them and said, "Be fruitful and increase in number and fill the water in the seas, and let the birds increase on the earth." 23 And there was evening, and there was morning—the fifth day.

The Blessing of Sea and Sky

The blessing of two-a-penny sparrows
Far-sighted eagles, thumb sized wrens 
circumnavigating albatrosses 
overprotective mother hens and
boastful blackbirds

The blessing of leviathans
tickled trout, delirious dolphins
soles with eyes perched heavenward
barnacles with fluttering fans and 
one hundred and fifty three fish 

The blessing of the God who made them
Who delights in their patterning 
And sends them whirling through sea and air 
Who knows every feather of their wing
Every scale of their skin

And who knows us 
All the better

Blessed be


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