Litany of the Friends

-An ever-widening circle
~Our family grows

It is said there is a Friend who wanders the Earth [and even now stands among us]
So that no one will be forgotten or remain untouched by compassion.

When he passes by, let us be to him like the Tree
And offer rest from the noonday sun.

When he passes by, let us be to him like the Dog
And offer abiding friendship.

We honor those who stand at our left and at our right,
May they know the refuge of the Tree and the compassion of the Dog

We honor those unable to mourn or weep,
May they know the refuge of the Tree and the compassion of the Dog

We honor those who wander in the darkness,
May they know the refuge of the Tree and the compassion of the Dog

We honor those who fall in battle and those who fall like Ajax,
May they know the refuge of the Tree and the compassion of the Dog

We honor those with no home and those who hunger,
May they know the refuge of the Tree and the compassion of the Dog

We honor the life-givers and the spiritual teachers,
May they know the refuge of the Tree and the compassion of the Dog

We honor those who suffer violence and imprisonment,
May they know the refuge of the Tree and the compassion of the Dog

We honor those who bear burdens for homeland and family,
May they know the refuge of the Tree and the compassion of the Dog

We honor those abandon all for the sake of the path,
May they know the refuge of the Tree and the compassion of the Dog

We honor those who die alone and those who die in desolation,
May they know the refuge of the Tree and the compassion of the Dog

-May our Tree endure
~For the sake of the Tree

~BT Waldbillig
October 27, 2016

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