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Sunday, March 13, 2011

Irish Blessings


May the Irish hills caress you.
May her lakes and rivers bless you.
May the luck of the Irish enfold you.
May the blessings of Saint Patrick behold you.

Now sweetly lies old Ireland
Emerald green beyond the foam,
Awakening sweet memories,
Calling the heart back home.

Ireland, it's the one place on earth
That heaven has kissed
With melody, mirth,
And meadow and mist.
Wherever you go and whatever you do,
May the luck of the Irish be there with you.
May your heart be warm and happy
With the lilt of Irish laughter
Every day in every way
And forever and ever after.
May the luck of the Irish possess you.
May the devil fly off with your worries.
May God bless you forever and ever.
Bless your little Irish heart-
and every other Irish part.
Ireland is where strange tales begin
and happy endings are possible.
An Irish method for tackling problems;
There comes a time when you must take the bull
By the tail and face the situation squarely.
Here's to good Irish friends
Never above you
Never below you
May the Irish hills caress you.
May her lakes and rivers bless you.
May the luck of the Irish enfold you.
May the blessings of Saint Patrick behold you.
Now sweetly lies old Ireland
Emerald green beyond the foam,
Awakening sweet memories,
Calling the heart back home.
Ireland, it's the one place on earth
That heaven has kissed
With melody, mirth,
And meadow and mist.
Wherever you go and whatever you do,
May the luck of the Irish be there with you.
May your heart be warm and happy
With the lilt of Irish laughter
Every day in every way
And forever and ever after.
May the luck of the Irish possess you.
May the devil fly off with your worries.
May God bless you forever and ever.

Bless your little Irish heart-
and every other Irish part.
Ireland is where strange tales begin
and happy endings are possible.
An Irish method for tackling problems;
There comes a time when you must take the bull
By the tail and face the situation squarely.
Here's to good Irish friends
Never above you
Never below you
Always beside you.
Always beside you.

Thank you for dropping in. I'm linking up to the Tablescaper's Seasonal Sunday and Cuisine Kathleen's St. paddy's Day Blog Hop.  Do drop in for some wonderful treats!

20 comments:

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Fun Marlis! Great poems and I love the pic of your kitty, who's Irish eyes are smiling:@)

Babs said...

We can never have too many Irish blessings, some fun and some sincere.
Great Irish fun and your kitty is adorable peeking from behind the flowers. Happy St. Patrick's Day.

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

The photos are beautiful and so are the words!

Dianne said...

Marlis,

I absolutely LOVE the photo of your kitty! The place setting with the bird's nest is so sweet. Dianne

Kuby said...

love your sentiment and the photo's. The poems are the best.

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Hi Marlis, Your poems and blessings and photos are so sweet and uplifting! Even though I don't have a drop of Irish blood in my I think Ireland was one of the most beautiful countries I have ever been to, and the people are wonderful. Linda

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Your photos are gorgeous,the one with the kitty picking is perfect for a card!... and the poems are beautiful, I'm not Irish, but I loved them! In fact I'm making a St. Pat's table for tomorrow at Cuisine Kathleen's, I'm from Astoria-Queens and so I grew up in an Irish-Italian neighborhood, (now Greek) so St. Patty is very familiar to me, we used to go to mass that day and all. You've made my monday morning dear Marlis!
Thank you so much for your lovely comments, you're great. Happy St. Patty's Day.
XOXO
FABBY

bj said...

AND....
May you be in Heaven a half hour before the devil knows you are dead.
XOXO bj

Magpies and Magnolias said...

I love the picture of the kitty intently peering around the flowers. Perhaps he/she sees that bird on the nest in the picture above and is waiting to pounce! :)

A Hint of Home said...

Happy St. Patty's Day to you!

xinex said...

Beautiful post, lovely pictures and beautiful tablescape, Marlis. Happy Saint Patrick's Day!...Christine

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Marlis, what gorgeous photos, and what a wonderful verse! Love the kitten peeking around the beautiful flowers. laurie

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

So Beautiful Marlis! I am feeling So Blessed this Year for finding all you Sweet Friends that live in "Our Land of Blog"! I know one day we will meet and it will be another day of Blessings... LOVE your little kitty peeking out from behind the posies! That is a picture definitely worth framing!
Happy St Paddy's Day!
Hugs,
Donna

Pat said...

Beautiful table Marlis. I love how you used the birds nests.

All the images are wonderful!

Happy St Patrick's Day!

GardenofDaisies said...

I love all the old irish blessings! And your kitty-cat is adorable!!

Marigene said...

Lovely post and photos, especially the one of the kitty peering from behind the flowers.

The Tablescaper said...

I ove that photo of your kitty. she looks so sweet!

Thanks for being a part of Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

Blondie's Journal said...

Very sweet poem, Marlis! And beautiful pictures. I love the one of your kitty peeking out!

Happy St. Paddy's Day!

XO,
Janie

Scribbler said...

Pretty -- and I love your Irish blessing.

Kathleen said...

Thanks so much for joining the blog crawl! Happy SPD!

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