05 June 2007

dona nobis pacem


ABOU BEN ADHEM
Abou Ben Adhem (may his tribe increase!)
Awoke one night from a deep dream of peace,
And saw, within the moonlight of his room,
Making it rich and like a lily in bloom,
An Angel writing in a book of gold:--
Exceeding peace had made Ben Adhem bold,
And to the Presence in the room he said,
"What writest thou?" The Vision raised its head,
Answered, "The names of those who love the Lord."
"And is mine one?" said Abou. "Nay, not so,"
Replied the Angel. Abou spoke more low,
But cheerly still; and said, "I pray thee, then,
Write me as one that loves his fellow men."
The Angel wrote, and vanished. The next night
It came again, with a great wakening light,
And showed the names whom love of God had blessed,
And lo! Ben Adhem's name led all the rest.

this pome was written in the 1800s by Mr. Leigh Hunt. to 'splain it to us, first mom said that not efurryone believes in a g*d like mr. hunt did. but those who do, believe that g*d is love. an' most of those who don't believe in g*d believe in love, so it seems to our little kitty-brains that it comes to the same thing. an' love is a pretty good thing to have!

so that makes us think that if we would share that love wif efurryone on earth, then we would be blessed wif peace, 'cause those who love each ofurr unnerstand each ofurr, mostly. an' when we unnerstand each ofurr, we don't get mad at each ofurr or hurt each ofurr.

an' we know this won't work completely until efurryone loves efurryone that they don't already love--cats 'n' woofies 'n' beans 'n' all living things--even the ones we think are unloveable. so we're gonna start lovin' efurryone more.

if YOU, dear reader, do that, too, and pass it on to ofurrs, we'll have a pretty good start on PEACE ON EARTH!!

we send you love and kitty kisses!!! --the meowers

24 comments:

Lux said...

Thank you for sharing that lovely (timely) post, and I love your peace globe.

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

We love yoo, and all living things...shh, even if we sometimes eat them...

madd said...

hey Guys..love your globe..didn't think I could let an important day like today go by with out a stop in did you??:)...sorry I haven't been around..just wanted to say hi and wish you a happy peace globe day..lots of smooches and ear scratches..madd and her kitties..

Parker said...

That was a great post and a great globe!
Peace and purrs
I'm giving you the peace sign with my ears!

Dragonheart said...

Wonderful post! Thank you for sharing the story and your thoughts on it. Your peace globe looks great!

Let there be peace on Earth.

The Meezers said...

Peace to you our furriends!

Daisy said...

Peace, love and kitty kisses to you, too!

sammawow-china cat-willow said...

Wow, that is a very lovely Peace Globe - we love the paw print writing, and of course all you kitty pictures! Peace to you all...

Purrrs, China Cat & Willow

Bond said...

Grant Us Peace - "All You Need Is Love"
Sitting On The COUCH For Peace

The Cat Realm said...

You are so right about this! If we just love instead of hate and envy and all that nasty stuff we would have peace. And a great world!
Love to you guys

Max said...

Peace, y'all!

Bud Weiser, WTIT said...

May the warmth and spirit of this Peace Globe Day bring us all peace. You’re globe is beautiful.

Bud
From WTIT: the most peaceful Tape Radio Station ever…

The Feline Sextet said...

We like the poem furry much, and you made a lovely post!
PEACE!
T.F.S.

Derby said...

Purrs for Peace to all the Missouri gang!

GEWELS said...

Well said Meowers.
Love the kitty cat paws on your globe.
Thanks for visiting mine.

Forty Paws said...

That's a wonderful sentiment and very wise thoughts.

Peace to you and yours.

Luf, Us

Kimo & Sabi said...

Peace be wif yous!

Big Piney Woods Cats said...

Much peace to you from Idaho.

Karen Jo said...

I love your peace globe with the paw print writing. Your post is very moving and very true. Peace and love to you and all your family.

Mimi Lenox said...

I'm glad you shared this beautiful poem again. I have a little left to do tonight and then off to bed.
Peace to you and yours,
Mimi

Travis said...

I'm cruising by from Mimi's. Happy Peace Globe Day.

Peace to you!

Cats~Goats~Quotes said...

We like your Paws Peace Globe!
Peace to you :)

The Mama Blogger & Friends said...

One of my favorite all time poems. It gives me such peace and joy, and clarity.

Thank you!! (And, so prompted by you, I shall post this poem in my blog!)

Annelisa said...

Love, love, love your globe!

Peace to you and yours, now and always

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