Tuesday, March 7, 2017


Dr Abe V Rotor
San Isidro Labrador, patron saint of farmers (Google)

San Miguel - most popular saint in the Philippines -
specially to beer and wine drinkers. Angels' Hill, Tagaytay

Mary, Mother of the Church. Angels' Hill, Tagaytay

He crossed as the procession passed by his farm
scorched by El NiƱo, cracks bigger than his feet;
and said a prayer he could hardly understand,
but prayer enough to him to be heard by his saint,
believing in the strength of faith, open or discreet.

The Plain Indians danced before their rain god;
the Aztecs scarificed humans for their survival;
while the Greeks feasted for the goddess of bounty;
all Nature is man's root of faith and humility,
honored through ages in prayer and festival.

Miracles by intercession may bring providence
to the abiding man in his pleading and bid;
to be worthy to his god or his benefactor,
but he often hears first a voice, "Where's you plow?"
Before his prayer is ever heard and granted. ~~

Ancient temple of worship at Ayutthaya, Thailand

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