Lovely Blessing

Blessing the boats

(at St. Mary’s)

may the tide
that is entering even now
the lip of our understanding
carry you out
beyond the face of fear
may you kiss
the wind then turn from it
certain that it will
love your back may you
open your eyes to water
water waving forever
and may you in your innocence
sail through this to that

Lucille Clifton

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3 Comments on “Lovely Blessing”

  1. Mom/Grandma Says:

    Softly beautiful …… reminds me of the feeling in The Irish Blessing. Where did you find it, Kath?

  2. Kathryn Says:

    I found it wandering around the web… looking at another Buddhist blog. 🙂

  3. Karen Maezen Miller Says:

    Oh my goodness I love this.