This Is My Wish for You…


This poem by Charles Snell was first published in 1914 in a small gift book. This Is my Wish for You is in “the tradition of ancient blessings, in which one tries, through the power of language, to throw a mantle of protection and beneficence over the receiver.”

This is my wish for you…

That the Spirit of Beauty may continually hover about you
and fold you close within the tendernesses of her wings.

That each beautiful and gracious thing in life may be unto you
as a symbol of good for your Soul’s delight.

That sun-glories and star-glories, leaf-glories and bark-glories,
flower-glories and glories that lurk in the grasses of the field,
glories of mountains and oceans, of little streams of running waters,
glories of song, of poesy, of all the arts
may be to you as sweet, abiding influences that will
illumine your life and make you glad.

That your Soul may be as an alabaster cup, filled to overflowing
with the mystical wine of Beauty and Love.

That Happiness may put her arms around you,
and Wisdom make your soul serene.

This is my wish for you.

TODAY’S EXERCISE: 2.9 miles (1.5 miles intervals, 1.4 miles walking)
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~ by Kimberly Mason on September 22, 2008.

2 Responses to “This Is My Wish for You…”

  1. WOW! What a neat site. You’ve done a really nice job of showing your quilts. I am a wanna be quilter, artist and calligrapher. I would love to do more projects but don’t seem to be able to be able to find the time. Your quilts are beautiful and very creative and unique. See you next Sunday! pc

  2. There you go…….making me cry again, but it felt wonderful.

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