I am an estuary into the sea.
I am a wave of the ocean.
I am a powerful ox.
I am a hawk on a cliff.
I am a dewdrop in the sun…
“The Coming of the Milesians”-Moore sang:
They came from a land beyond the sea,
And now o’er the western main
Set sail in their good ships, gallantly,
From the sunny lands of spain.
“Oh, where’s the isle we’ve seen in dreams,
Our destin’d home or grave?
Thus sang they, as by the morning beams,
They swept the Atlantic wave.
And lo, where afar o’er ocean shines
A sparkle of radiant green,
As though in that deep lay emerald mines
Whose light through the wave was seen,
‘Tis Inisfail-’tis Inisfail!
Rings o’er the echoing sea;
While bending to heaven, the warriors hail
That home of the brave and free
Then turned they unto the eastern wave
Where now their Day-God’s eye
A look of such sunny omen gave
As lighted up sea and sky
No frown was seen through sky or sea
Nor tear o’er leaf or sod
When first on their Isle of Destiny
Our great forefathers trod.
Blessing of St. Patrick
“The Blessings of god upon you all,
Men of Erin, sons, women,
And daughters; prince-blessing,
Meal-blessing, blessing of long life,
Health-blessing, blessing of excellence,
Eternal blessing, heaven-blessing,
Blessing of elements, blessing of valor,
Blessing of dexterity, blessing of glory,
Blessing of deeds, blessing of honor,
Blessing of happiness be upon you all,
Laics, clerics, while I command
The blessing of the men of Heaven;
It is my bequest, as it is a Perpetual Blessing.”
From my family to yours, we wish you a Happy St. Patrick’s Day.
May the luck of the Irish be with you!
Have a Blessed Day,