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Alexander Averin

Friday, 30 October 2009

Samhain

Halloween began in Ireland as Samhain and I shall write some more about that tomorrow but for now I am going to post a goodnight blessing from the late John O’ Donohue.

God rest his soul, he is very much missed.

But he is still with us.



On Passing a Graveyard


May perpetual light shine upon
The faces of all who rest here.

May the lives they lived
Unfold further in spirit.

May the remembering earth
Mind every memory they brought.

May the rains from the heavens
Fall gently upon them.

May the wildflowers and grasses
Whisper their wishes into the light.

May we reverence the village of presence
In the stillness of this silent field.


John O’ Donohue

5 comments:

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Lovely poem, Cait. Thank you! And Happy Halloween!

Pam said...

Beautiful!

Frances said...

Cait, thank you for introducing me to this poem. I will take its wishes along with me all day.

Happy Halloween to you!

xo

CHERYL CRAMER BRIARD said...

Thank you Cait, I love the poem and the picture. Cheryl

CAMILLA said...

Wonderful Poem and picture Cait.

xx