The spiritual journey requires the endurance and the humility to see with new eyes and to listen with a new heart for the beautifully possible impossibilities that are present all around us. This prayer will appear in my forthcoming book, Song of the Spiritual Traveler. To listen along as you read, click on the triangle in the bar below. The text follows.
I know a man who lives in a rainbow.
I’ve heard the poet who lives on the moon.
I’ve heard the secret that sings all around you.
I know a man who can teach you the tune.
Hear the music among the lilies
And whispers in the blades of grass.
Hear the thunder beneath the ocean.
Feel the love that will always last.
Come walk the sacred sunshine.
Come walk the Milky Way.
Walk gently through the heavens.
Walk gently through each day.
Put your head upon my shoulder
And your hand upon my chest.
Put your hope above your sorrow.
Give yourself a time to rest.
I know a man who sings from the mountains,
And another who sings from the seas.
I’ve heard the man who sings from his glory,
And the man who sings on his knees.
Come walk between the layers of clouds.
Come walk between joy and grief.
Walk gently through this moment.
Walk gently toward belief.
© 2010 Alden Solovy and http://www.tobendlight.com. All rights reserved.
Postscript: Here are other prayer/poems in the voice of the spiritual traveler: “All is Well,” “River,” “Bird is Bird,” “Leaving,” “Remember” and “About the Rainbow.” Thanks to Ira Scott Levin, Julia Bordenaro Levin and Tracy Friend. Their music helped me to find this voice. Thanks to Ros Roucher for her comments on earlier drafts.
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