Thursday, March 17, 2011

Happy Saint Paddy's Day

 My gift to you,
The Irish Blessing:

May the road rise to meet you,
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,             
The rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of his hand.

May God be with you and bless you:
May you see your children's children.
May you be poor in misfortune,
Rich in blessings.
May you know nothing but happiness
From this day forward.

May the road rise up to meet you
May the wind be always at your back
May the warm rays of sun fall upon your home
And may the hand of a friend always be near.

May green be the grass you walk on,
May blue be the skies above you,
May pure be the joys that surround you,
May true be the hearts that love you.


  1. I love that Irish blessing, and return it to you (and Christopher) with love. The icon picture is lovely too! Happy St Paddy Day (now I know why everything looked so green this morning!)
    Judy (South Africa)

  2. Beautiful! Happy Saint Paddy's Day Robyn.

  3. I never read the whole thing. Thanks Robyn. Happy St. Patrick's Day!

  4. Thanks for passing on the WHOLE thing. (That bottom picture is stunning!) Happy St. Pat's.

  5. Blessings to you, sweet friend. Love that second picture.

  6. Robyn, thank you so much for sharing this blessing! I love it! Happy St. Patrick's Day to you my friend. Sending you and your family all my love :) -- Kelly

  7. Blessings to you, too! I am also exceedingly fond of the "St. Patrick's Breastplate" prayer that features prominently in Madeleine L'Engle's _A Swiftly Tilting Planet_. Patrick had an intense sense of God's presence in his life.

  8. What a lovely poem. Oozing generosity. I love it.

    Happy St Patrick's Day.

  9. I love the blessing!

    Happy St. Patrick's Day! :)

  10. What a nice poem for St. Patrick's Day.
    Happy St. Patrick's Day!

  11. Happy St. Patrick's Day to you, too. Thanks for the poem.

    I forgot about the holiday this morning, but I'm aptly wearing green today.

  12. Thank you so much! I receive this wonderful blessing with open arms!

    Love St. Patrick and the lush green scenery!

    Happy St. Patrick's Day! :)

  13. Hi Robyn, Hope you had a terrific day!

  14. And may you, my friend, soon be back on your feet and ambling that road. Blessings.

  15. I boiled my brisket too fast I think and the hungry couldn't wait. It was a little tough. Cabbage and red potatos was good. Thought I would pop on in. I got to read this for the first time all the way through, after seeing it here and there and in snippets on Facebook. Nice one. Blessings to you too! Have a nice day Robyn.

  16. What a lovely poem. I really enjoyed it.


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