Monday, January 10, 2011

Favorite new poet John O'Donohue

A Blessing for the Senses

May your body be blessed.
May you realize that your body is a faithful and beautiful friend of your soul.
And may you be peaceful and joyful and recognize that your senses are sacred thresholds.
May you realize that holiness is mindful gazing, feeling, hearing , and touching.
May your senses gather you and bring you home.
May your senses always enable you to celebrate the universe and the mystery and possibilities  in your presence here.
May the Eros of the Earth bless you.

 Just got my new book Anam Cara, A Book of Celtic Wisdom by John O'Donohue
Love this one. I will relate it to pottery somehow later.

What a powerful and positive poem about the senses. Wish the poet was still alive. What insight!
I will see if I can translate this into a sensuous clay pot or figure.  Clay the wonderful sensuous art material. Responsive and strong at the same time.

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