For Beauty by John O’Donohue,
“As stillness in stone to silence is wed
May solitude foster your truth in word.
As a river flows in ideal sequence
May your soul reveal where time is presence.
As the moon absolves the dark of distance,
May your style of thought bridge the difference.
As the breath of light awakens colour
May the dawn anoint your eyes with wonder.
As spring rain softens the earth with surprise
May your winter places be kissed with light.
As the oceans dreams to the joy of dance
May the grace of change bring you elegance.
As clay anchors a tree in light and wind
May your outer life grow from peace within.
As twilight pervades the belief of night,
May beauty sleep lightly within your heart.”