AN IRISH BLESSING

May you have good friends aplenty,

And may they be as faithful and reliable

As the morning’s sunrise each day.

 

May you have warm words on a cold evening,

A full moon on a dark night

 And a road downhill all the way to your door.

 

May every hair on your head turn into a candle

To light your way to heaven;

And may God and His Holy Mother

Take the harm of years away from you.

 

And may you have no frost on your spuds,

No worms on your cabbage,

May your goat have plenty of milk,

And if you should buy a donkey

Please, God, may she be pregnant!


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