17 March 2011

A St. Patrick's Day Blessing

May the blessing of the rain be on you—
the soft sweet rain.
May it fall upon your spirit
so that all the little flowers may spring up,
and shed their sweetness on the air.
May the blessing of the great rains be on you,
may they beat upon your spirit
and wash it fair and clean,
and leave there many a shining pool
where the blue of heaven shines,
and sometimes a star.

 Happy St. Patrick's Day, to all my Irish, Irish-American, or simply Irish-at-heart readers!


  1. What a lovely blessing! Being of Irish decent I loved it all the more.

  2. I'm one fourth Irish- St. Patrick's Day is the only day anyone cares though. :p I love this, it's so gorgeous- and very fitting for Washington. Where'd you get it?