Diane Ackerman – School Prayer

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    School Prayer
    by Diane Ackerman

    In the name of the daybreak
    and the eyelids of morning
    and the wayfaring moon
    and the night when it departs,

    I swear I will not dishonor
    my soul with hatred,
    but offer myself humbly
    as a guardian of nature,
    as a healer of misery,
    as a messenger of wonder,
    as an architect of peace.

    In the name of the sun and its mirrors
    and the day that embraces it
    and the cloud veils drawn over it
    and the uttermost night
    and the male and the female
    and the plants bursting with seed
    and the crowning seasons
    of the firefly and the apple,

    I will honor all life
    —wherever and in whatever form
    it may dwell—on Earth my home,
    and in the mansions of the stars.

    From I Praise My Destroyer (Vintage Books, 2000)

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