Sunday, November 18, 2012

Enmity Prayer

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" I have sworn
upon the altar of God,
 eternal hostility
against every form
of tyranny
over the mind of man. "

    Thomas Jefferson











" Don't tell me 
the moon is shining; 
show me the glint
 of light
 on broken glass. "

Anton Chekhov


















“ It seems to me
 people tend to forget 
that we are to love
 our enemies,
 not to satisfy
 some standard of righteousness
 but because God 
their Father
 loves them. ”

 Marilynne Robinson, 
Gilead













" I want to be
 with those who know
 secret things 
or else alone "

Rainer Maria Rilke















 
Sworn Eternal Enmity

Those things I hate
will be my enemies forever.
I will oppose and fight them,
being opposite in every way.

Rudeness I hate -
I will be kind.

Grasping is evil -
I will joyfully share.

Exclusion offends - 
I will be warmly present
for all others,
not hurrying away.

Blame is corrosive -
 I will forgive myself
and others;

Trusting to the altar
or ambiguity
that which I
do not understand;

Tomorrow,
the next hour,
are promised to none - 
I will live in gratitude

N O W.


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                       Warmly, cloudia
 

  



22 comments:

Brian Miller said...

ah, looking for the glint on the broken glass....smiles...now is all we have...constantly reminded of that...so look for the beauty...

happy sunday

and

aloha from va

ayala said...

A wonderful way to live is with gratitude. Happy Sunday.

Stefano Davanzo said...

Happy Sunday Cloudia

Ciao
Stefano

TexWisGirl said...

i love the ferns. so pretty!

Teresa said...

Lovely post! Pixie is cute, as always.

Charles Gramlich said...

Blame, there's one I need to work on. Excellent lesson here.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Very wise philosophy Cloudia, and I see Pixie agrees with every word!!

Myrna R. said...

Nice. Good thoughts for a cloudy Sunday. Have a happy one.

shooting star said...

the nature pics are awesome as always...but the cat pic is too good..funny!!

http://sushmita-smile.blogspot.in/

ANITA said...

Beautiful dear Cloudia!!
hugs!!xxxxxxx

Akelamalu said...

Happy Sunday Cloudia. x

Scarlet said...

Beautiful and inspirational and I always enjoy your images.

Happy Sunday to a chica I've missed. (I need to add you to my blogroll!)

LOLfromPasa said...

I know you are have a wonderful Sunday. Inspiring thoughts and reminders for those times when I slip a little. Thank you!

Hilary said...

Lovely as always, Cloudia. I want to hug that kitty of yours.. such a cutie.

Erika said...

Wish you a nice new week, Cloudia!
A big hug from Italy-
Erika
…(’’’’) …
…(’’’’)¤(’’’’)
……(,,,,,)
……. //.

Robert Geiss said...

Yes, the world needs alike.

Please have you all a good new week ahead.

rupam sarma said...

So beautiful.
Have a nice week.

LONDONLULU said...

All wonderful words to live by, and I love the glimpse of the cat:) Hope it's been a peaceful wkd!

Cloudia said...

Thank each of YOU!!!!!!!

Krishna said...

beautiful photos...

thanks

Cloudia said...

Thanks, Krishna

Kay said...

This is such a beautiful poem, Cloudia. Have a wonderful week.