Thursday, February 4, 2016


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 colours,
indigo, red, green,
and azure blue,
come to awaken in you
a meadow of delight.

When the canvas frays
in the currach of thought
and a stain of the 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
wash these words around you,
an invisible cloak
to Mind your Life.

~ John O'Donohue
~ From; "Echoes of Memory"

~ Beannaichte'
4 February, 2016 

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