Prayer for My Work

Thank you for this gift of art

Please help this work flow from my heart

Help  show others how to see

the beauty in each rock and tree 

in the sky and earth below 

in the rain and in the snow

The birds that fly across the blue  

the worlds of summer, spring and winter too

the creatures that on land do dwell 

the flowers that we love to smell 

the leaves of autumn in their glory 

crumbling old buildings; to tell their story

Please help me grow in technique and skill

vision, inspiration, please as well

Please help me help my neighbors see

the way this world appears to me

Cheryl Ann Savoy 2007