Monday, September 21, 2009

I Dreamed a Dream

YouTube posted by Mistyaho

Les Miserables 10th anniversary - I Dreamed a Dream

~October 1995

Sunday, September 20, 2009

A Rider's Prayer

Dearest Creator in Heaven,
Give me strength to guide my horse.
Make my hands soft and my head clear.
Let my horse understand me and I him.

My heart you have blessed with a special love of these animals.
Let me never lose sight of it.
My soul you have gifted with a deep need for them.
Let that need never lessen.

Always let my breath catch as the sun gleams on an elegant head.
Always may my throat tighten at the sound of a gentle nicker.
Let the scent of fresh hay and a new bag of grain be sweet to me.
Let the touch of a warm nose on my hand always bring a smile.

I adore the joy of a warm day on the farm.
The grace and splendor of a running horse,
The thunder of its hooves makes my eyes burn and my heart soar.
Let it always be so.

Dearest Creator grant me patience,
For horses are harnessed wind, and wind can be flighty.
Let me not frighten or harm them.
Instead show me ways to understand them.

Above all, dear Creator, fill my life with them.
When I pass from this world, Send my soul to no heaven without them.
For this love you have given me graces my existence
And I shall cherish it and praise You for it for all time.

Author Unknown

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Tears for a fisherman

Tears for a fisherman

You left us on the shore with tears in our eyes
crying your name and wondering why.

The fisherman
who left in a boat
with one thing on mind
for family and for the people,
on a river
one who gives
and one who also takes.

You left us on the shore…

In time will wipe our tears away
In time we will laugh and smile
In time we will see you again
standing on the other shore
waiting for us.

~for my cousin and his friend who
lost their lives on the Columbia River

Friday, September 4, 2009

Walking in the sunset

Dreamy Sunset

I saw that dreamy sunset today
And I wonder what the sunset
Is dreaming about right now

-Aldo Kraas
(from Poemhunter)