Blessings on this Fourth of July!

4 Jul

Photo via Flickr user littlestar19

 

Our 4th Of July blessing is the final two stanzas from the poem “One Today” by Richard Blanco, composed for President Obama’s second inauguration. We are all together under one sky in this nation and in our church, with hope waiting for us to name it. Thank you for being a blessing to all of us at Good Ground Press.

One sky, toward which we sometimes lift our eyes
tired from work: some days guessing at the weather
of our lives, some days giving thanks for a love
that loves you back, sometimes praising a mother
who knew how to give, or forgiving a father
who couldn’t give what you wanted.

We head home: through the gloss of rain or weight
of snow, or the plum blush of dusk, but always–home,
always under one sky, our sky.  And always one moon
like a silent drum tapping on every rooftop
and every window, of one country–all of us–
facing the stars
hope–a new constellation
waiting for us to map it,
waiting for us to name it — together.


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2 Responses to “Blessings on this Fourth of July!”

  1. Dani OReilly July 4, 2018 at 10:30 AM #

    WOW! Your creativity is a highlight of and read day. THANKS Dani

    Sent from my iPad

  2. Dani OReilly July 5, 2018 at 1:39 PM #

    You two are such a blessing. Every day

    Sent from my iPad

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