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Thursday, April 18, 2013

Prayer for Eloquence

I wash my face
In the nine rays of the Sun,
As a goddess might bathe her child
In the rich fermented milk.

Honey be in my mouth,
Affection be in my face;
The love that Danu gave her children,
Be in the heart of all flesh for me.

All-seeing, all-hearing, all inspiring may the Gods be,
To satisfy and to strengthen me;
Blind, deaf, and dumb, ever, ever be,
My condemners and my mockers,

The tongue of Ogma in my head,
The eloquence of Ogma in my speech;
The composure of the Sun-faced Lord,
Be mine in presence of the multitude.


  - from By Land, Sea, and Sky
modified from a charm from the Carmina Gadelica

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