Be a Breath . . .

Thinking of the world ills.

Afghanistan, Haiti, New South Wales, Victoria.

Offering a prayer, turning into actions.

Writing poems and stories striving to find the universal in the particular.

Thinking any of us with the privilege of peace and choice, and health,

can to be thankful and helpful to all we can.

Peace.

June

(c) June Perkins

Be a lamp unto those who walk in darkness,

and a home to the stranger.

Be eyes to the blind,

and a guiding light unto the feet of the erring.

Be a breath of life to the body of humankind,

a dew to the soil of the human heart,

and a fruit upon the tree of humility.

Baha’i Prayer

Towards Spaces Beyond

Butterflies on the wall, a new creation by artists
calls the People of this city to turn towards
the spaces beyond

“Darkness hath encompassed every land, O my God, and caused most of Thy servants to tremble. I beseech Thee, by Thy Most Great Name, to raise in every city a new creation that shall turn towards Thee, and shall remember Thee amidst Thy servants…”
-Bahá’u’lláh, Prayers and Meditations

(c) poetry words and image June Perkins.  This first appeared on Nineteen Months