I ask the blessing of this fall season on all I care about.
Blessing of the equinox sunlight at dawn that travels directly from the east and that sets in west
Blessings of the squirrel that rains down pine cone petals preparing for cold
Blessings of the raven keeping a careful eye on the garden
Blessing of the plants setting seed for next year
Blessing of the falling sycamore leaves in the yard
Blessings of the taste of freshly harvested corn
Blessings of the brightness of colour from pumpkins and squash
Blessings of the fall Santa Ana winds that blow.
Blessings of the crisp morning air
Be with me and those I love from the later dawn
Through the violet and pinks of twilight
Through the midnight blue of stars and night
To the next dawn of light.