A poem to reflect on

Ann C from Crayke writes:

Here is a poem written by an Irish poet, Kathleen o’Meara in 1869- after a plague devastated Ireland in the late 1860s. How appropriate for today.

Something Lovely

And people stayed home
And read books and listened
And rested and exercised
And made art and played
And learned a new way of being
And were still
And listened more deeply
Someone meditated
Someone prayed
Someone danced
Some met their own shadow
And people started thinking differently……
And people healed
And in the absence of people who
Lived in ignorant ways
Dangerous, mindless and heartless….
The earth began to heal
And when the danger ended
And people found themselves
They grieved for the dead
And they made choices
And dreamed visions
And created a new way to live
And heal the earth fully
Just as they had been healed

Kathleen O’Meara
(1869)