Friday, March 6, 2009

Poem - Does Every Creature Have a Soul?

Does Every Creature Have a Soul?

A tool
in Your hand I am, dear God,
the sweetest instrument you have shaped my being into.

What makes me now complete --
feeling the soul of every creature against
my heart.

Does every creature have a

Surely they do: for anything God has touched
will have life

and all creatures He
has held.

~St. Francis of Assisi

From Love Poems from God
Translated by Daniel Ladinsky

Prayer for the Animal Kingdom
"If you talk to the animals they will talk with you
and you will know each other.
If you do not talk to them, you will not know them,
and what you do not know you will fear.
What one fears one destroys." ~Chief Dan George

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