My Poetry
Again, This
Winter
Anguish
Aois Dana
Rhiannon
A Bag of Spring
Balanced
Death
For A Wedding
Little Brother
Lullabye
Ostara - Mist and Wings
Rainy Day
Solitude
Some Murdering Secret
Sun and Rain
What Comes of Wings
For a Wedding
    I wrote this for my friend and big sister Leanne's Wedding. It was the first time I'd been asked to write a blessing for something, and it was a lot harder than I thought. But worth it.
	
From the east I come to offer blessings
	For the powers of the wind, I wish you wisdom in hardship,
		laughter in joy, trust in each other.
	I offer blessings over all beginnings you ever choose together,
		and the brightness of all dawning times.
	Under the overarching sky, I offer blessings,
		in the name of all teachers.

From the south I come to offer blessings
	For the powers of the fire, I wish you strength over grimness,
		light in darkness, pride in each other.
	I offer blessings over all things you are passionate in together,
		and the warmth of flame in the joining of your souls.
	Under the glory of our sun, I offer blessings,
		in the name of all guardians.

From the west I come to offer blessings
	For the powers of the sea, I wish you compassion in grief,
		patience in frustration, delight in each other.
	I offer blessings over all laughter you share together
		and the calm of the eternal waves under moonlight.
	Above the sparkle of the oceans, I offer blessings
		in the name of all lovers.

From the north I come to offer blessings
	For the powers of the mountain, I wish you fortitude in delay,
		beauty in stillness, support in each other.
	I offer blessings over all things lasting you hold together
		and the glow at the heart of an amber.
	Above the eternity of the rising earth, I offer blessings
		in the name of all heroes.

From within I come to offer blessings
	For the powers of those without, I wish you delight in life
		diversity in unity, love always
	I offer blessings over all companions traveled with together
		and true hearts to share unstintingly
	In heartfelt love and delight, I offer blessings
		in the name of all friends.
© Anne Cross, 1997

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