Saturday, January 01, 2011

Happy New Year

Here is wishing all a Happy New Year! 

Here is a favorite  New Year blessing from  John O'Donohue

A New Year Blessing
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 grey 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.
When the canvas frays
In the currach 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."



Linda Starr said...

Thanks for the beuatiful words for me to to remember in the coming year, happy new year to you and may these words do the same for you as well.

Craig Edwards said...

Linda; Thanks---it's already a great year!!

June Perry said...

What an exquisite poem. Thank you so much for sharing this!

Hope you and yours have the most abundant, joy filled, healthy year filled with wondrous journeys!