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St Patrick's Day Blessing.

An Irish blessing poem for all of you on this special day.

The Blessing of Light, Rain and Earth

May the blessing of Light be on you
light without and light within.
May the blessed sunlight shine on you
And warm your heart till it glows
Like a great peat fire, so that the stranger
may come and warm himself at it
and also a friend
And may the light shine out of the two eyes of you
Like a candle set in the windows of a house
Bidding the wanderer to come in out of the storm.

And may the blessing of the Rain be upon you, the soft sweet rain.
May it fall upon your spirit so that all the little flowers may spring up
And shed their sweetness on the air
And may the blessing of the Great Rains be on you
May they beat upon your spirit and wash it fair and clean
And leave there many a shining pool where the blue of heaven shines
And sometimes a star.

And may the blessing of the Earth be upon you, the great round earth
May you ever have a kindly greeting for them you pass
As you're going along the roads
May the earth be soft under you when you rest upon it
Tire at the end of the day
And may it rest easy over you
When at the last you lay out under it
May it rest so lightly over you
That your soul may be out from under it quickly
And up, and off, and on its way to God.

Posted at 17th Mar 2009 - 10:27PM   Posted by Cait   St Patrick's Day Blessing. Comments: 5

Withy Brook's Avatar Thank you, Cait. I shall copy this to my collection of blessings etc, if that is OK?

Posted by: Withy Brook on 17th Mar 2009 at 10:53PM

Frances's Avatar Cait, that blessing is so rich, so gracefully measured in the way that it bestows its wisdom.

Thank you for sharing it with us on this wonderful day.


Posted by: Frances on 17th Mar 2009 at 11:04PM

Westerwitch's Avatar What a lovely blessing - thank you Cait.

Posted by: Westerwitch on 17th Mar 2009 at 11:22PM

Camilla's Avatar What a truly beautiful Blessing Cait, thank you.


Posted by: Camilla on 18th Mar 2009 at 01:49AM

Faith's Avatar On all the Irish blessings and quotes sites I don't think I've ever seen this one. I too will copy it - for Em next year and for me. Thanks Cait.

Posted by: Faith on 18th Mar 2009 at 07:53AM

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