Wednesday, September 14, 2005

The prayer of the donkey

O God, who made me
to trudge along the road
always,
to carry heavy loads
always,
and to be beaten
always!
Give me great courage and gentleness.
One day let somebody understand me -
that I may no longer want to weep
because I can never say what I mean
and they make fun of me.
Let me find a juicy thistle -
and make them give me time to pick it.
And, Lord, one day, let me find again
my little brother of the Christmas crib.
Amen.

From "Prayers from the Ark " by Carmen Bernos de Gasztold and translated by Rumer Godden

4 Comments:

At 6:32 AM, Blogger faucon of Sakin'el said...

At work, a 'friend' was commenting on the coonection between Em and her service dog, Branwen. "You don't really believe that an animal has a soul, do you?"

"No," says I. "Only humans are cursed with the capacity to doubt and to judge things. Animals are directly connected to Spirit and know that all are one!"

She stomped out.

 
At 7:11 AM, Blogger Fran said...

All that is created is one and we are but one among the many.

 
At 5:19 AM, Blogger le Enchanteur said...

Dogs have no soul? Baloney! My dogs have more soul than most humans I know. All the creatures in my house, of the four footed and two footed variety are aware of how connected we are to one another.

 
At 1:46 AM, Blogger Lois said...

Faucon.....
What is a Service Dog ?.
Is it what we call here a guard dog ,looking after property in case of theft and trained to be very vicious......Lois.

 

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