Hail to you, Spirits of the Land
I thank you for the nurturing of life and processing of death
That you have ceaselessly provided since this earth became alive.
For the birds you house who bring sweet songs to my ears,
The tiny insects that process all living things’ waste,
The predators who hunt overpopulated prey,
I thank you.
For the impossible balance you keep with the innumerable creatures you nourish or claim,
And the wonderous affectation you cause when my senses are
Overwhelmed and inflitrated by your magnificence.
I thank you for feeding me, for feeding my ancestors, if not in this place,
Then in many others.
Hail to You, in your beauty.
Written by Miaerowyn