New Year Blessing Poem

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An Earagail (a Donegal mountain)

Image by Iguana Jo via Flickr

The year begins in silence,
Snow-blanketed,
Midnight darkness
Lit by butter lamp

And Dad's yartzheit candle.
May the peace held within these walls,
The peace dwelling in this heart
Rest on Dad and the ancestors.
May it rest on snowy hills of Wales
May it rest on Erragal and Minala

May it echo in medieval churches of Suffolk
May it shine in Whitley Bay lighthouse.
May this peace abide in ancient tribes
And kingdoms of Sudan,
May it flo
urish in Ivory Coast
May it clothe flood-ravaged Pakistan
Like a warm blanket.
May this peace be steaming soup
For Haiti earthquake survivors,
May this peace be bread for the hungry
And firelight for the cheerless.
May this peace rest on the forests
May it bless the Amazon with rain,
May this peace ring bells of joy
In seven billion hearts.
Breathing in, breathing out,
In this peace
We are one.

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