Some words

A thousand blank pages wait to record a few lines,
Some serious, some trivial, some mixed like life,
All gathered from the same rambling mind,
Which has loved to dream, to love and to lose.

The serious thoughts were all about your loss
A vacuum that I have never been able to fill,
A turning point from the fact that I was loved,
Into a world full of options and crossroads.

The trivial thoughts were all written in joy,
A bundle of words on a beautiful morning,
When the fresh air and bright blue sky
Was more than enough to make me high.

But the best was always the mixed ones,
Not too sad or happy; just real like today's.


Monday, December 31, 2012

New Year Blessing by John O'Donohue

"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."

NOTE: I have re-posted this poem by a Celtic poet John O' Donohue. It's a beautiful blessing and stayed at the first page of my diary last year... 

3 comments:

swapnap said...

Happy New Year Maria..well i read it last year and its good to read it again.....i feel the invisible cloak :)

കൊച്ചു മുതലാളി said...

Happy New Year..

Iniyaazh - இனியாழ் said...

Ohh... how beautiful. Thanks for sharing this wonderful poem. Wish you a happy new year.