the sap runs warm through the skin of the cold tree the ice breaks, flowers appear the warm sun explodes on the ground creating shadows all around streams fill with the ice and snow of the hills running to the bay silence is broken with birds returning home to the wood this life is dormant after a long winter time to breathe fresh air, clear the lungs! open the doors and windows the dust has settled too long prepare to dream again open your eyes see the morning: warm and sharp you are still young welcome to the universe! there's resurrection in the air
what is my religion?
What is my religion? owning material not made by slave labor not of ancient rainforests a true value reflected in the land in the lives of workers understanding the net that holds our lives creating a future for my son a future of mountains and seas of rivers, cities and towns a future of desire and love for the divine I pledge to speak truth to power I will speak from the soul for all live from the heart for all from the simple warmth of sun on skin to wild rivers and fields clear without waste to a free tibet, burma and south africa on and on and on the flow of love goes on to our dreams, to songs of love to the true value of things the earth, the worker and the lover ask me again, what is my religion? i will tell you with joy the earth, the worker and the lover
Gary Gillespie is a member of Baltimore Monthly Meeting (Homewood), Baltimore, Maryland U.S.A.
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