Honoring The Ancestors

March 6, 2022


Tomorrow I return to the land of my ancestors, holding this knowing in my heart and soul as I walk Ireland’s mystic landscapes and seascapes.

Ancestor Prayer

When you were born,
The earth became your body,
The stone became your bone,
The sea became your blood,
The sun became your eye,
The moon became your mind,
The wind became your breath.
When you passed to the Otherworld,
Your breath became the wind,
Your mind became the moon,
Your eye became the sun,
Your blood became the sea,
Your bone became the stone,
Your body became the earth.
When we were born, you did the same for us:
You called forth the earth and rocks;
The sea arose and the sun descended;
The moon shone down and the winds sang.
For those who come after, we shall do as you did for us
When we are gone, we shall do as you did before.

Ancestors, we honour you.


4 thoughts on “Honoring The Ancestors

  1. Your poem prayer is evocative especially in the way that past creations and present are irrevocably tied. And you’re returning to Ireland! How grand. I trust the travel and the trip go safely and happily.

    • Thank you Christopher. I’m looking forward to being there. And thank you. Restrictions in Ireland have mostly been removed. Don’t, as of today, even need proof of vaccination to get into Ireland. There will be such joy. And…I’m sure…inspiration for more writing.

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