A Beauty Blessing

February 5, 2011

As stillness in stone to silence is wed
May your heart be somewhere a God might dwell.

As a river flows in ideal sequence
May your soul discover time in presence.

As the moon absolves the dark of resistance
May thought-light console your mind with brightness.

As the breath of light awakens colour
May the dawn anoint your eyes with wonder.

As spring rain softens the earth with surprise
May your winter places be kissed by light.

As the ocean dreams to the joy of dance
May the grace of change bring you elegance.

As clay anchors a tree in light and wind
May your outer life grow from peace within.

As twilight fills night with bright horizons
May beauty await you at home beyond.

– John O’Donohue from his book Divine Beauty


2 Responses to “A Beauty Blessing”

  1. deneen said

    I read every one I get. They are all lovely.

    This one touched me so. Especially this:

    “May your winter places be kissed by light.”

    Thank you for placing a smooth and shiny stone of beauty in my hand every day with your blessings, Shawn.


  2. Suze said

    Think I could feast on that first couplet for a fair bit.

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