The Mystery of Life–A Poem of Appreciation

None but You can create the mystery of life
And death that touches every blade of late-summer grass,
That spreads over the late-flowering fields of daisies and blazing stars
Through which we view the jagged rock formations in our hills.

© 2015 Henry Rasof

Note. You probably are familiar with the traditional mi kamokha prayer or song. This little liturgical poem is called a mi kamokha and is meant to be sung or recited after singing the traditional one. Like the mocha beverage, the mi kamokha prayer and poem are meant to give you a jolt, in this case energizing your appreciation of the splendor and beauty of life throughout your day and maybe even into the evening.

About Henry Rasof

I have been writing poetry for over fifty years. During this time, I have worked as a musician, chef, book acquisitions editor, and creative-writing instructor.

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