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#LaudatoSi5 – Sister Moon

#LaudatoSi5 – Sister Moon

 

Saint Francis of Assisi saw God in all of creation. His Canticle of Creatures speaks to the relationship we have with all of creation and with each other as sisters and brothers. He called the moon a sister and it was on a May night two years ago this very week that the moon caught my eye as sister. I wrote this poem to honour that full moon and her beauty. The second line of each stanza is a another name for moon.

When we gaze up at the moon this week and always may we appreciate that we are one human family and be reminded of God’s majesty of creation.


LUNA

luna
mona
sister moon
rising out of darkness

luna
purnama
sister moon
declaring there is a way

luna
qamar
sister moon
companion on this journey

luna
zelenia
sister moon
calling us to share our light

luna
raka
sister moon
awareness we are never alone

luna
neoma
sister moon
hope and comfort given

luna
lucine
sister moon
light from the Holy One
for the holy ones
in this valley

luna

 

 

Note: Thanks to Simon Moore for a great photo of a full moon – it is not the photo of the moon from that May night.