A Blessing On Your House
New Beginnings come in fall.
To my friends:
Divorcing ones rebuilding
A blessing on your house – new or newly yours
On those who stay with you.
To babies born amidst a plague
Live and cry and laugh;
Insist upon a brash existence
Move, and be moved, as long as you are here.
For mothers who carry
in arms or womb or heart
Breathe, and breathe easy
May endless devotion yield purpose;
May you rest and rise again.
To the wedding ones-
May joy diffuse through golden leaves, today shine in your hearts.
A new house – your house
Let love and joy abound.
To the dear ones – the lonely, happy, living, dying ones:
A blessing on your house
On your literal house
On the garden and on the lawn
May there be peace and space and growth.
A blessing on your head, on your literal head
On your work, your lives, your children
On your children’s children’s children.