PRAYER OF THE WOODS:
“I am the heat of your hearth on
the cold winter nights, the friendly
shade screening you from the summer sun,
and my fruits are refreshing draughts
quenching your thirst as you journey on.
“I am the beam that holds your house,
the board of your table, the bed in which
you lie, and the timber that builds your boat”
“I am the handle of your hoe, the door of
your homestead, the wood of your cradle,
and the shell of your coffin”.
“I am the bread of kindness and the flower
of beauty”. Ye who pass by, listen to my prayer:
“Harm me not”.