Apachi Prayer

Full moon rising over San Agustinillo, Mexico

May the sun bring you new energy by day
May the moon softly restore you by night
May the rain wash away your worries
May the breeze blow new strength into your being
May you walk gently through the world
And know its beauty all the days of your life.

Apachi Prayer

My lovely Aunt Mary sent me this beautiful poem for my birthday last month. I wanted to share its grace and wisdom with you.

her face

Moon rising over the Ponte Vecchio bridge, Florence, Italy
her face

that face she shows the world
you know the one
it shouts ‘together’ and strong
smart and capable

that face fades out of view 
you know how come
she wore it way too long 
under the surface, mostly misunderstood

that face she holds in her hands, 
presses it to her heart
allows it to soften
and dissolve like a morning mist

her face flowers in the light
her true essence rising 
like the moon across the night sky  

being the moon

moon over San Agustinillo, Mexico
Being the moon

Rumi said, look at the moon,
how it grows brighter 
as it patiently tolerates 
the dark night. 
Oh, that I could be a moon
shining brightly,
even as darkness is growing,
to be luminous and glowing, 
so open and full 
that hopes and dreams
are offered to me.
How I would hold them
in the softness of my palm,
wrap them all in calm stillness,
set them free into the realm of possibility
where the sun carries them into being. 

If you love the moon as I do, you might be interested in another poem I wrote: the moon speaking.