Monday, April 14, 2008

The Prayer of the Little Ducks

Dear God,
give us a flood of water.
Let it rain tomorrow and always.
Give us plenty of little slugs
and other luscious things to eat.
Protect all folk who quack
and everyone who knows how to swim.

* * * * * *********************Amen

Carmen Bernos De Gasztold
translated from the original French by (I kid you not) Rumer Godden
from the collection Prayers from the Ark
(more of these coming soon)

Photo nicked from Life on the Slea


Fran said...

What a way to start my day- this is brilliant.

Rumer Godden! Fascinating.

Lovely words and photo dear Jane. Thank you so.

pj said...

Schweet! Quack!

johnieb said...

Oooo! Veddy nice!

Doorman-Priest said...

Ahhh - orange sauce.

Jane R said...

DP!! I'll chalk this up to your being in a (justifiably) bad mood.

Though I must say that there is such an abundance of geese on our little college campus that periodically I think "roast 'em!"

But not the cute little duckies!

Not that we don't like canard à l'orange... Oh dear. Anyway, live duckies only today, please.

Kirstin said...

Heartfelt thanks for the smile. :-)