Vespers Prayer

Our Mother who art in earth,
dark as loam, nameless as rain,
Gaia, offspring of Kaos,
give us this night our graceful breath.
Forgive us our boundaries
as we dissolve one another
in the fragrance of your love flower,
yet each remain uniquely
curved with sacred imperfection,
like opening petals.
Lead us not into separation
but deliver us from ego.
We are one human family,
citizens of the dust.
For thine is the roundness,
humility and moonlight
Now.


~Sculpture: Gaia, Roman relief, 13-9 BC. Marble, originally part of the Ara Pacis or 'peace alter' in Rome, now part of the Royal Collection, Copenhagen.