Browsing Archive: March, 2017

Shehekianu

Posted by Lydia Schultz on Tuesday, March 14, 2017, In : Reimagining Prayers 

The "Shehekianu" blessing is one that is said whenever one is experiencing something special, for the first time ever, or for the first time in a season.  I think part of learning to feel gratitude is to recognize just how often we have these moments and how often we should consider saying this blessing.


Shehekianu 

Each day is a new moment

A gift

A revelation

I’ve never seen it before

And I will never see it again


It is a first

Special

Unique


The challenge is to remember that

To live each day

In ...


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Natural Epiphanies

Posted by Lydia Schultz on Monday, March 6, 2017, In : Reimagining Prayers 
I wrote this poem a number of years ago, but reworked it a bit recently.  To me it clearly falls into the category of praising creation, as the Psalms do.  This piece is my modern take on that form.




Natural Epiphanies

Among the smokestacks, buildings,
pollutants, steel, 
of my childhood town
God was an abstraction,
impenetrable.

But camping in wild hills
of white tails and hemlock
I could feel God's glory.

The stretches of wild blackberries and huckleberries,
The shimmering aspen leaves,
The coy May appl...

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Lydia Schultz I want to work on dreaming, making, reworking, sharing, and exploring poetry. I am both revisiting my older work while struggling to create new pieces.
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