Poetry Friday

Irish poet and philosopher, John O'Donohue, pictured in his beloved Co Clare

For Belonging

May you listen to your longing to be free.
May the frames of your belonging be generous
            enough for your dreams.
My you arise each day with a voice of blessing whis-
            pering in your heart.
May you find a harmony between your soul and
            your life.
May the sanctuary of your soul never become
            haunted.
May you know the eternal longing that lives at the
heart of time.
May there be kindness in your gaze when you look
            within.
May you never place walls between the light and
            yourself.
May you allow the wild beauty of the invisible world
            together you, mind you, and embrace you in
            belonging.
~ John O’Donohue~
From To Bless the Space Between Us. Doubleday, 2008.