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Let the Rivers Clap Their Hands
BY MAGAZINE COLUMNIST CARYN MIRRIAM-GOLDBERG
Let the rivers clap their hands
over limestone outcroppings, the gossamer
of pin oak leaf finally on the cusp of water
right when its mother tree threads
new buds through its branches.
Let the rivers underground and ground level
guarding their wares or sickening with the
absence of fish and turtles
come home to motion.
Let this motion make new lines on the earth
from thunder and time to change and push
the rivers we live, the rivers we are.
A poem, journal entry or story can be a kind of prayer, inviting into your life what you most need and/or celebrating the deepest love you know of this world. Using “Let the…” as a sentence-starter, start your own prayer or wish or celebration. Aim toward what shines in your heart and in the world around you.
Beginning a writing practice? Getting started, groundrules to free you, and podcasts of other writing prompts. Visit Caryn’s Write From Your Life page (http://carynmirriamgoldberg.wordpress.com/write-from-your-life/)
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