“Something Lovely”

Here is a poem written by an Irish Poet, Kathleen O'Meara in 1869 - after a plague devastated Ireland in the late 1860's

SOMETHING LOVELY 

And people stayed home and read books 
and listened and rested and exercised and made art 
and played and learned new ways of being and were still 
and listened more deeply 
someone meditated someone prayed 
someone danced someone 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 new choices and dreamed of new visions 
and created new ways to live and heal the earth fully 
just as they had been healed. 

Kathleen O ‘ Meara (1869)

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