A Vernal Prayer

I ask blessing of the first egg from which the world is born.

Blessing from the eggs of birds

Blessing from the eggs of snakes

Blessing from the egg of the sacred ibis

We see the birth of the spring reflected in the eyes of the sacred rabbit

Who defines being. *

I see the blessings of the season in the flowers of fruit trees

I see the blessing of the season in the fresh shoots of green on hillsides

I see the blessings of the season in the dancing flights of paired birds

I see the blessing of the season in the play of two squirrels

I see the blessing of the season in the turning of damp fertile soil

I see the blessing of the season in the taste of spring berries

I see the blessings of the season in the glory of spring bulbs bursting into flower

I see the blessing of the season in the colours of the reborn land

I see the blessing of the season in the quickening of life around me

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May I see those blessings and give thanks for them, every day and every night

From dawn to twilight and around the sun’s progession about the earth.

I see and ask and give thanks for the blessings of spring.

*The rabbit hieroglyph is the Egyptian verb ‘to be’.

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