by Ann Gilroy

May We Know Blessing

May we know blessing
drop after tear
infinitely gentle
soothing pain
balm for souls
that are splintered, brittle.
May Earth, our parent,
our only home,
know blessing:
our listening
our passionate caring
our commitment to change.
May we understand that the wellbeing
of our souls and our planet
are interwoven,
The salvation
of one reliant upon
the health, the shalom, of the other.
May we be granted
wisdom and courage
and memory and resilience
for the facing of these hours. 

Tui Motu Magazine. Issue 233 December 2-18: 23