Sunday, December 23, 2007

A Prayer for One Humanity

by Lynda Lehmann

We are not strangers, walking on separate shores.
We are not strangers, toiling at tasks not akin.
We are not strangers, flowing from different founts.
We are not strangers, flailing weary against tempest's din.

We are not strangers, tossed on disparate streams.
We are not strangers, crossed by whim of dissimilar fates.
We are not strangers, called by night winds unmingled.
We are not strangers, molding edifice from unmixed clays.

We are not strangers, flinging stones into monolith waters.
We are not strangers, adrift in remote galaxies.
We are not strangers, wandering lands not primevally bound.
We are not strangers, sailing different-hued seas.

We are not strangers, plucking seed from alien pools.
We are not strangers, repelled, in polar descent.
We are not strangers,
pretentious, autonomous fools!

We are not strangers,
traversing Infinity's frame.
We are Cosmic Dust, crowned with stars,
One Silver Light....
warmed by the same Amber Flame.

Wishing everyone joy and peace at holiday time and always. We are One Humanity. See you in 2008!
The above image is "The Storm Breaks." Poem and image c Lynda Lehmann. All rights reserved.


  1. Hi Lynda. Very beautiful prayer, and thank you for the wishes. I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the great year, for being supportive, for all your kind comments and visits to my blog. I also would like to thank you for showing us the art that sometimes we tend to ignore, now I can see the hidden beauty and sometimes beyond. Lastly, all the best, a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family. Always, Anna :)

  2. my cosmic dust wish would be for the "leaders" that are so titled, would take a moment and read such words. It would truly make the season a 365 thing. PEACE. And Happy Holidays!


  3. Anna, I've just left a comment on your last post. I feel the same way. I love hearing from you and I get a sense that if I knew you in real-time, I'd like you just as much!

    Thanks for being such a good person. As Boba said, "You rock!"

    Merry Christmas to you and yours, as well! Blessings to you...

  4. Hi! Truer words have never been said. Hopefully the world will take your lead one day and do away with boundaries and borders that set us apart. Strangers no more!

    I wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.


  5. You too, Peter, have a great holiday.

    We won't give up hope for the world!

    Lynda :)

  6. blogtommy, my cosmic dust feels the same way your cosmic dust

    peace to you, and don't give up hope. one day, the human condition will evolve, and we will learn to elect only GOOD leaders!

  7. ohhh Lynda
    I had so many goosebumps while reading this's so universally beautiful...
    I do hope your trip to your sisters is a safe one it far?
    and I wish you a glorious time with your daughter and family

  8. Wow...!!!!!
    birth of a new born poetess from the freshness of the silver light!
    True, lets not let the ANGER hidden in the strANGER separate us.
    Excellent flow...

  9. I would like to say something more than just commenting your photo's great and your poem has a good message - but I could not think of anything else to say.

    May all your wishes come true. :)

  10. such lovely work... I always feel so calm and tranquil whenever I visit your site... it is rather soothing..

    Happiest of Holidays!



  11. Blessings Linda,
    You have poetry in your soul, and this poem is an outpouring of that soul.

    As you say, we already are one, all that needs to happen is for that fact to be acknowledged.

    It is a simple choice:)

  12. Kim, thank you. We're flying to Arizona, where my two sisters and mom live.

    You too, have a joyous Christmas with your family! I hope your shoulder is feeling better today. Don't forget to "baby" it until you can get to the dr. Some aspirin and warm packs, maybe?

    Thanks for reading my poem and commenting, and for your support these past blogging months! :)

    A great big hug to you...

  13. merging point, i hadn't thought about the word "anger" being embedded in "stranger." in your usual, wonderfully creative way, you have found another angle!

    merry christmas and many blessings to you! :)

  14. Beautiful photography and words. Merry Christmas.

  15. Hi Lynda,

    Both your image and poem are beautiful and powerful!!

    ~ Diane Clancy

  16. 'We are not strangers, called by night winds unmingled.' That is a lovely evocative line.

    'We are not strangers,
    pretentious, autonomous fools!' Yet that is exactly the part that so many of us are playing... except when we remember. Thanks for the reminder, Lynda!

    (You may be interested in the Native American poem I've just posted on my blog.)

    A Merry Christmas to you and yours!

  17. Merry Christmas, Lynda! I wish you all the very best this day with peace, happiness, and love burning bright within you.

    Cindy at Rosehaven Cottage

  18. Lynda,

    What an amazing photo: so peaceful :D! I swear I could fall asleep just by looking at it :)!

    I wish you Merry festivities; and I see you in 2008!


  19. Lynda, the image and prayer were just beautiful!!

  20. Your words have touched me and inspired me. Thank you.

  21. Very beautiful post, Lynda - just perfect for this time of the year and always.

    Hope you and your family had a great Christmas and wishing you all the best for the New Year!


  22. Hello everybody, and thank you for your comments on this last post.

    I wanted to let you know we're visiting my family in Arizona for the week, so I haven't been able to be online. I just want to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! I'll be back to posting and commenting next week!

    See you then...

  23. Wonderful work Lynda! Your use of words is just outstanding!!! Your photo's are always breathtakingly beautiful!*HUGS*

  24. Lynda
    I like your prayer and the matching picture that makes in it so meaningful.
    Hope you had a pleasant and merry Christmas with your family in Arizona.

    Have a safe trip and Happy New Year.

  25. Lynda have fun in Arizona with family and will be glad to see you blog again. Anna :)

  26. A beautiful poem, Lynda...It would be the very best of New year wishes turn reality if only everyone would accept and respect each other and live in peace.

    Elected leaders...I don't know, I don't trust them. I think that ultimately peace will have to grow and remain within the minds and souls of the common people.

    Wishing you and yours a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year..:)

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  28. Beautiful photo and true poetry. Happy new year!

  29. Hi kRIZ,

    Thanks for stopping by. We don't always have something to say at the ready, and that's just fine. I appreciate your honesty!

    I wish you every blessing in the New Year, and I'm sorry it's taken me this long to respond to comments. We were away for over a week!

    Blessings on ya...


  30. Ruthie, if visiting my site gives you a moment of tranquility, that's great happiness for me!

    Sorry I'm late in responding--we were away. Hope to see you again soon. Happy New Year! :)

  31. Terry, Diane, and Secret Simon,

    Thank you for your kind words and for visiting my blog. I wish you all, all the blessings that really matter. Happy New Year to you!

    Lynda :)

  32. Cindy, great big hugs to you and hubby and the kitties. Hope Skate is doing well. I have to catch up here--I couldn't do anything online for over a week!

    Hope your Christmas was joyous. Happy New Year to both of you!

    xxx Lynda

  33. Richard, thank you so much for the wonderful compliment. I wanted to put this poem "out there" because I feel so deeply the longing for peace and justice. Hopefully, it brought out those feelings in some of my readers. If that is so, I'm grateful for it.

    Thanks again for your very kind words. Happy New Year!

  34. Max, Bob, and Jill,

    I am VERY happy if you liked my words and my photo. I couldn't ask for more than to make art that has some meaning for folks other than myself.

    Happy New Year to you, and I wish you happiness, health, and creative bliss!

  35. Hi Kathy,

    You too, I hope your holidays have been marked by joy and feelings of well being.

    Wishing you health, creative bliss, and ample time for pursuing more of your wonderful photography!


  36. Angela, it's great to see you here, and thanks for your comments and support.

    I've been off AW for awhile, WWAO too, because I'm getting ready for a solo painting show.

    I wish you health and happiness in the coming year, Angela! :)

    Hugs to you....

  37. Deborah,

    Sadly, I haven't seen any leaders or heads of state lately, whom I trust, either. It's a sorry state of world affairs, but we mustn't give up hope. Partly it's the fault of the people who elect irresponsible and self-serving leaders.

    On another note, I hope your mother is doing well and was able to enjoy the holidays. Happy New Year to you, and many blessings.

  38. Jesie,

    Thanks for the award and for stopping by. You know I wish you every blessing.

    I don't know when I'll catch up with posting and commenting, but I'll try.

    Happy New Year, and I hope your life is rich in fulfillment and joy!

  39. Les, thank you for reviewing my site. As you suggested, I may ask your advice on an HTML point or two. I appreciate your time and input. ALL my learing curves are steeper than I would like them to be, lol....

    Drowsey Monkey and Swahilya, I'm glad you came to visit and you enjoyed my post. I'll see you soon--still trying to "catch up" on things in the blogosphere.

    A very Happy New Year to you!

  40. secret simon, i've just read your most recent post and loved it. i've subscribed and will go back to read the poem.

    so nice to meet you, and i'm glad i discovered your blog!


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