The Poetry of Yoga team shares on this Thanksgiving week a poem (that doubles as a prayer) from the Volume 2 Book Anthology which releases on 12.12.12.
The piece below, titled “The Heart of Gratitude,” was written by Jamie Allison and is published on pages 206 – 207 of the new book.
The Heart of Gratitude
OM, the Eternal One
Ocean of Possibilities
Endless River of Creative Power
Womb of the Universe.
Paint my life with your sacred paintbrush.
Saturate me with the full spectrum of color
so that I may taste every aspect of you that is me.
Let inspiration flow through me
like the illuminative dawn spreading out across the sky
kissing all creation with your spark of love.
Golden Sunlight reflects off your infinite forms
of manifestation creating a mirror for your magnificence.
Eternity is offering herself as a secret waiting to be told,
a mystery waiting to unfold.
May I imbibe this wonder and drink
from this everlasting cup!
Evening bird song punctuates the quiet hush of twilight.
My heart longs to linger a little longer in
the sweetness of this departing day.
Hold me in the deep blue velvet of your starry night sky.
Bless me with peaceful sleep so that I may welcome a new
day and offer myself fully,
without hesitation to the wonder of this life.
Ed: Kate B.