There’s something about a lilting rhyme
That lifts my spirit and makes my heart shine—Penny M
Poetry in it’s many forms has lost popularity if indeed it was ever truly appreciated by much of the population.
But it is highly valued by those of us who celebrate creative thought and emotional expression. And some verse is simply fun.
As I make my way through the days of March, waiting for the warmth of spring,
I am reminded of the Irish Blessing.—Penny M
Also the wise proverbs and whimsical limericks crafted by citizens of the Emerald Isle throughout it’s history. I love the light verse which wishes us well, and which is all about happy homes and pleasant paths, simple things which make life special.
The rich heritage of the people of ancient Ireland, their wisdom, endurance, and spiritual beliefs are forever captured in the magical verse passed down through the ages.
I especially cherish the little pocket card my friend Cindy gave me for St. Patrick’s Day some years ago, with it’s special Irish wish:
May you always have . . .
A sunbeam to warm you,
Good luck to charm you,
And a sheltering angel
So nothing can harm you,
Laughter to cheer you,
Faithful friends near you,
And whenever you pray,
Heaven to hear you.—Author unknown
Whenever I look at the little card, covered of course in four leaf clovers, I not only think of Cindy, but I feel as though I am sitting in a cozy cottage kitchen, a kettle warming on the stove for tea, gazing upon a sea of spring green hills and valleys, a fresh-scented breeze wafting through the white-curtained windows.
We are indeed all a bit Irish at this time o’year.
May spring bring to you and yours an abundance of good cheer—PennyM