Poem of the Week: SHOWERINGS

My most popular poem on Instagram this week was “Showerings”

INTERPRETATION OF AN ANCIENT IRISH WEDDING BLESSING

May the blessing of the soft rains
be on your house. May they
seep into its clay,

that its flowers might spring,
shedding sweetness on the air.

May the blessing of the great rains
be on your house. May they
beat upon its door,

washing clear and leaving
many a pool behind
where the blue of heaven can shine,
and sometimes too a star.

And may
that nightlight as it rises
find you gentle
with each other
still.

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