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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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A Prayer for Learning

Posted by Lydia Schultz on Thursday, August 4, 2016, In : Reimagining Prayers 
This work is part of another project I am working on.  I am looking at traditional Jewish prayers or blessing, and thinking about them for how they relate to modern days.  I am also trying to imagine which prayers we need now, in our world, that perhaps we haven't given voice to.

Here is one of the first ones I've done.

A Prayer for Learning 

For Melton Class 

Blessed are you, O Lord, our God, Guardian of the Universe, who has sanctified us with your commandments and has commanded us to study th...

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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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