A Blessing  

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8/5/2006 7:39 pm

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9/2/2006 1:55 pm

A Blessing

I recently discovered this in the opening of John O'Donohue's Anam Cara. It is a wonderful, thought-provoking book.


On the day when
the weight deadens
on your shoulders
and you stumble,
may the clay dance
to balance you.

And when your eyes
freeze behind
the gray window
and the ghost of loss
gets in to you,
may a flock of colors,
indigo, red, green
and azure blue
come to awaken in you
a meadow of delight.

When the canvas frays
in the curach of thought
and a stain of ocean
blackens beneath you,
may there come across the waters
a path of yellow moonlight
to bring you safely home.

May the nourishment of the earth be yours,
may the clarity of light be yours,
may the fluency of the ocean be yours,
may the protection of the ancestors be yours.

And so may a slow
wind work these words
of love around you,
an invisible cloak
to mind your life.

John O'Donohue/Anam Cara

runzwithknives 61F

8/7/2006 7:32 am

Beautiful. Sound like I need to read this one. Hugs, Rosa

NoGlory777 replies on 8/10/2006 4:22 am:
Thanks Rosa. It is a very interesting book from a different point of view.

BadAssBlonde1 58F
4989 posts
8/13/2006 7:55 am


This echos positive to me. Thanks for sharing.

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