Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Poem in Your Pocket Day 2011

The fact that Mrs. Trashpaddler is a school librarian affords me advance notice of literary events such as tomorrow's Poem in Your Pocket Day.  This is the poem I've selected to have both in my pocket and my kayak this week and beyond:

And I thought over again
My small adventures
As with a shore-wind I drifted out
In my kayak
And thought I was in danger,

My fears,
Those small ones
That I thought so big
For all the vital things
I had to get and to reach.

And yet, there is only
One great thing,
To live to see in huts and on journeys
The great day that dawns,
And the light that fills the world.

                Inuit Song


The above poem was found in the book Earth Prayers From Around The World, 365 Prayers, Poems, and Invocations for Honoring the Earth, edited by Elizabeth Roberts and Elias Amidon.  Published by HarperCollins.   

1 comment:

BERNIE said...

Stop, Look and Listen! Tx for the beautiful poem and bringing us with you as you paddle.