The Un-Prayer Prayer

Posted: January 25, 2012 in Uncategorized

For not being able to pray, this prayer of Edward Hirsch is one of the finest:

I Was Never Able To Pray

Wheel me down to the shore
where the lighthouse was abandoned
and the moon tolls in the rafters.

Let me hear the wind paging through the trees
and see the stars flaring out, one by one,
like the forgotten faces of the dead.

I was never able to pray,
but let me inscribe my name
in the book of waves

and then stare into the dome
of a sky that never ends
and see my voice sail into the night.

Comments
  1. Jan Coffman says:

    I like this.

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