Monday, August 10, 2009

A Blessing

Not with my hands
But with my heart I bless you
May peace forever dwell
Within your breast!

May Truth's white light
Move with you and possess you --
And may your thoughts and words
Wear her bright crest!

May Time move down
Its endless path of beauty
Conscious of you
And better for your being!

Spring after Spring
Array itself in splendor
Seeking the favor
Of your sentinent seeing!

May hills lean toward you,
Hills and windswept mountains,
And trees be happy
That have seen you pass --

Your eyes dark kinsmen
To the starts above you --
Your feet remembered
By the blades of grass.

~Donald Jeffrey Hayes in Earth Prayers from Around the World, edited by Elizabeth Roberts and Elias Amidon

Picture found here.

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