Placing My Prayer

The moon rises
before the city wakes,
her bowl turned up
waiting to be filled.
Raccoons roam the streets,
deer browse the river,
the green world silent
beneath sheets of pavement
as I place my prayer
on the altar of darkness
for all who inhabit the night.





9 Responses to “Placing My Prayer”

  1. I love this — so full of the lives beyond our immediate vision, and certainly beyond our ability to direct, all sharing the night with us.

  2. David Barnes says:

    Don, how finely you express the wonder of the sacred darkness.

  3. David Banner says:

    This is the key; placing our prayers so they call forth creative outcomes.

  4. Bill Dare says:

    My Prayers are with you Don.

  5. Rodger Hyodo says:

    …and as ‘prayer places me on the altar of darkness, of night inhabiting all…’

  6. Jude says:

    Oh Lord, the night sharpens our sight so.

  7. David Kyle says:

    … and that deep night that so many of us struggle within. Truly, our prayers are needed in this darkening night. Thanks Don, once again.

  8. Jamail mcKinney says:

    Hello Don: as one who drives to work at 4:45 AM, its always dark and two cats near my house are always out there scurrying away, and then there are the Trains along NW Highway, moving slowly going somewhere and the few cars move on quietly, some times the moon is out, and peace is evident. It is nice to enjoy these special moments every day.

  9. Sylvia says:

    Thank you, Don… beautiful and such a reminder that ‘the night’ has so many wonderful characteristics…unseen by many of us.

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