Thursday, March 18, 2010

A Morning Offering

I wanted to share these beautiful words this morning.

A Morning Offering

I bless the night that nourished my heart
To set the ghosts of longing free

Into the flow and figure of dream
That went to harvest from the dark
Bread for the hunger no one sees.

All that is eternal in me
Welcome the wonder of this day.

The field of brightness it creates
Offering time for each thing
To arise and illuminate.

I place on the altar of dawn,
The quiet loyalty of breath.

The tent of thought where I shelter,
Wave of desire I am shore to
And all beauty drawn to the eye.

May my mind come alive today
To the invisible geography

That invites me to new new frontiers,
To break the dead shell of yesterdays,
To risk being disturbed and changed.

May I have the courage today
To live the life that I would love,

To postpone my dream no longer
But to do at last what I came here for
And waste my heart on fear no more.

John O'Donohue

5 comments:

Hemanth Potluri said...

nice :)..

urs..hemu..

Roshan said...

Good one. Quite nice.

Ferd said...

What an inspiring poem/prayer!
Thanks for posting it!

Barbara said...

I love his writing! I never heard of him till a few years ago when he passed away , some of my blog friends were grieving for the loss. Thanks for sharing this

Jessica said...

Hi guys! Thanks for stopping by! This piece really speaks to me...sometimes it's hard to put into words how you feel...and here he does that for me!