A Prayer from the Hebrew/Christian Tradition
Ode to Solomon
My heart was split, and a flower appeared;
and grace sprang up; and it bore fruit from God.
You split me; tore my heart open,
and filled me with love.
You poured your spirit into me;
and I knew you as I know myself.
My eyes are radiant with your spirit;
my nostrils fill with your fragrance.
my ears delight in your music;
and my face is covered with your dew.
Blessed are those who are planted on this earth;
in this wondrous garden,
who grow as the trees and flowers grow,
who transform their darkness into light.
Their roots plunge into darkness;
their faces turn toward the light.
Their is infinite space in your garden;
all life is welcome here; all we need to do is enter.