This is the third year I’m sharing this post; today, I also recommend Joy Harjo’s “Perhaps the World Ends Here.”
I’m not a religious person, but many people I treasure are very religious, and I’m always
grateful for their prayers and their generosity of spirit. Joy Harjo’s “Eagle Poem” gives me a way to think about prayer that is comforting and uplifting without listing toward the dogmatic.
For that reason, I think “Eagle Poem” is the perfect poem for Thanksgiving week, when we give thanks in our own ways, both secular and spiritual, for what we have and what we have not.
4 thoughts on ““We see you, see ourselves and know / That we must take the utmost care / And kindness in all things.””
Lovely. Significant Other says it inspires a broad conception of beauty, appropriately so, in those of us who are religious. We’re just now on the road to see loved ones. Happy Thanksgiving!
The Eagle Poem is beautiful, but I really like the kitchen table poem too. A lot goes on at the kitchen table. At our house there’s usually a lively mess to go along with it. 🙂
I love Joy Harjo. I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!