the water blessing.


The buoyancy of water,

Stronger than the deadening,

Downward drag of gravity.

The innocence of water,

Flowing forth, without thought

Of what awaits it.

The refreshment of water,

Dissolving the crystals of thirst.

Water: voice of grief,

Cry of love,

In the flowing tear.

Water: vehicle and idiom

Of all the inner voyaging

That keeps us alive.

Blessed be water,

Our first mother.

John O'Donahue

Posted on August 8, 2017 .