Natural Day of Prayer by Cynthia Hallen

Because it is May, and the sun
Yawns over the mountain —
The birds turn into accountants —
Grass dews under the Day

Because it is Thine, and the trees
Grow next to the hedges —
The way connects to the edges
Of sky — And life is mine

Because it is Spring, and the air
Dawns out of the canyon —
The east reviews golden banners —
Nature’s prayer bids us sing.

7 May 2009, Provo, Utah
Cynthia Hallen is a poet and professor living in Utah. Her full bio is available here.

*Competition entry*