Thanks & blessings be
to the Sun & the Earth
for this bread & this wine,
this fruit, this meat, this salt,
this food;
thanks be & blessing to them
who prepare it, who serve it;
thanks & blessings to them
who share it
(also the absent & the dead).

Thanks & blessing to them who bring it
(may they not want),
to them who plant & tend it,
harvest & gather it
(may they not want);
thanks & blessing to them who work
& blessing to them who cannot;
may they not want - for their hunger
sours the wine & robs
the taste from the salt.

Thanks be for the sustenance & strength
for our dance & work of justice, of peace.

~ Rafael Jesus Gonzalez ~
(In Praise of Fertile Land, edited by Claudia Mauro)

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Comment by Paxdora Kosmosian on November 27, 2008 at 6:58pm
Didn't you say it would make a great jigsaw puzzle? Ta-daaaaah!
Comment by River Otter on November 26, 2008 at 4:04pm
I think that is a great grace. Thanks for sharing it. :)
Comment by Clarence Dember on November 26, 2008 at 2:20pm
And Thanks for the raw garlic too!

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