A Litany for the Ancestors

(c) Snapped by Derek
Bethlehem Cemetery, Delmar NY

On the whispers of the wind,
we remember them;

In quiet tears of Hallowmas,
we remember them;
In holiday fires & falling snow of Midwinter,
we remember them;
In the light of candles on Candlemas,
we remember them;
In the storming aires & blooming flowers of Spring,
we remember them;
In the primal passions of Beltane,
we remember them;
In the relieving waters & dance of Midsummer,
we remember them;
In the rhythm of music on Lammas,
we remember them;
In the silent trees & crunching fallen leaves of Autumn,
we remember them;

When we are broken and in need of healing,
we remember them;
When we are lost and in need of guidance,
we remember them;
When we are happy and give thanks,
we remember them;
When we create and make art,
we remember them;
When we put to sleep our worries and dream again,
we remember them;
When we have love & joy we wish to share,
we remember them;

So as we live & love, they too shall live & love, for they are a part of us,
as we remember them

Adopted from “We Remember Them”¬†The Gates of Prayer, a Reform Jewish prayerbook

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