A BURREN PRAYER
Maria de Petra Fertilis:
May the praise of rain on stone,
Recall the child lost in the heart’s catacomb.
May the light that turns the limestone white
Remind us that our solitude is bright.
May the arrival of gentians in their blue surprise
Bring glimpses of delight to our eyes.
May the wells that dream in the stone
Soothe the eternal that sleeps in our bone.
May the contemplative mind of the mountain
Assure us that nothing is lost or forgotten.
May the antiphon of ocean on stone
Guide the waves of loneliness home.
May the spirits who dwell in the ruin of Corcomroe
Lead our hearts to the one who is beautiful to know.
Go maire na mairbh agus a mbriongloidi
I bhfoscadh chaoin dilis na Trinoide*
*May the departed and their dreams ever dwell
In the kind an faithful shelter of the Trinity.
From “Conamara Blues”