Today’s poem, a beautiful one to reflect on as we draw to the close of the year, was written by Irish poet and author John O’Donohue who died in 2008. This except of John O’Donohue’s poem is from my favorite of his books To Bless The Space Between Us: A Book of Blessings. Its beautiful poems and prayers provide a wonderful for contemplative reflection at all seasons of the day and year.
At The End Of The Year
As this year draws to its end,
We give thanks for the gifts brought
And how they became inlaid within
Where neither time nor tide can touch them.
The days when the veil lifted
And the soul could see delight;
When a quiver caressed the heart
In the sheer exuberance of being here.
We bless this year for all we learned,
For all we loved and lost
And for the quiet way it brought us
Nearer to our invisible destination.
(c) John O’Donohue To Bless The Space Between