Please take a breath...sit calmly...and read slowly...

Breanacht by John O’Donohue

On the day when the weight
Deadens on your shoulders
And you stumble
May the clay dance to balance you.
An when your eyes freeze
Behind the grey window
And the ghost of loss gets into you
May a flock of colours - indigo, red, green and azure blue
Come to awaken in you a meadow of delight.
When the canvas frays
In the currach of thoughts
And a stain of ocean blackens
Beneath you
May there come across the waters
A path of yellow moonlight
To bring you safely home.
May the nourishment of the earth be yours.
May the clarity of light be yours.
May the fluency of the ocean be yours
May the protection of the ancestors be yours.
And so may a slow wind
Work these words of love around you
An invisible cloak
To mind your life.