For the love of the world…

This past week has been filled with a lot of emotions related to the Delhi Rape Case and as of today, Shooting at Navy Yard. The presence of just senseless violence really does affect thoughts about every day ‘normal’ life.

My thoughts and emotions on these maybe in a different post on different day.

For now, here’s a poem that I had saved for personal reference : For Love of the World by Charlotte Tall Mountain. (No copyright infringement intended. More info on the author and source here)

This poem speaks to me about the power of a woman – something that society appears to ignore.  Revisiting this poem brings me some measure of empowerment. Hope it does the same for other readers.

For Love of the World
by Charlotte Tall Mountain

For the love of a tree,
she went out on a limb.

For the love of the sea,
she rocked the boat.

For the love of the earth,
she dug deeper.

For the love of community,
she mended fences.

For the love of the stars,
she let her light shine.

For the love of spirit,
she nurtured her soul.

For the love of a good time,
she sowed seeds of happiness.

For the love of the Goddess,
she drew down the moon.

For the love of nature,
she made compost.

For the love of a good meal,
she gave thanks.

For the love of family,
she reconciled differences.

For the love of creativity,
she entertained new possibilities.

For the love of her enemies,
she suspended judgment.

For the love of herself,
she acknowledged her worth.

And the world was richer for her.

Until next time,

Namaste

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