Thursday, 21 January 2021

The Prayer of the Little Bird - Carmen Bernos de Gasztold

Dear God,
I don't know how to pray by myself
very well,
but will You please
protect my little nest from wind. and rain?
Put a great deal of dew on the flowers,
many seeds in my way.
Make Your blue very high,
Your branches lisaom;
let Your kind light stay late in the sky
and set my heart brimming with such music
that I must sing, sing, sing...
Please, Lord.

Carmen Bernos de Gasztold (1919 - 1995) France
Translated by Rumer Godden

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