Archive | April 15, 2012

Peace for a Sunday night

The peace of joys,
The peace of lights,
The peace of consolations.
The peace of souls,
The peace of heaven,
The peace of virgins.
The peace of the fairy bowers,
The peace of peacefulness,
The peace everlasting.

Peace between neighbours,
Peace between kindred,
Peace between lovers,
In love of the Lady of life.
Peace between person and person,
Peace between wife and husband,
Peace between woman and children,
The peace of Lady above all peace.
Bless, O Lady, my face,
Let my face bless everything;
Bless O Lady mine eye,
Let mine eye bless all it sees.

The peace of God, the peace of men,
The peace of Columba kindly,
The peace of Mary mild, the loving,
The peace of Brighid, Queen of tenderness.
Be upon each window, upon each door,
Upon each hole that lets in light,
Upon the four corners of my house,
Upon the four corners of my bed,
Upon the four corners of my bed;
Upon ech thing my eye takes in,
Upon my body that is of earth
And upon my soul that came from on high.
Upon my body that is of earth
And upon my soul that came from on high.

From the Carmina Gaedelica
Translated by Alexander Carmichael

Poetry month – Gaelic Blessing

Deep peace of the running wave to you.

Deep peace of the flowing air to you.

Deep peace of the quiet earth to you.

Deep peace of the shining stars to you.

Deep Peace of the gentle night to you.

Moon and stars pour their healing light on you.

Deep peace to you.

Gaelic Rune Saying