A Blessing for this New Year

Beannacht from To Bless the Space between Us by John O’Donohue

On the day when the weight deadens  IMG_0470

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 into you,

May a flock of colours,

Indigo, red, green

And azure blue,

Come to awaken in you

A meadow of delight.


toolsWhen the canvas frays

In the curragh 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,

And invisible cloak

To mind your life.

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