May it be so for you,
Deep peace of the running wave to you.
Deep peace of the flowing air to you.
Deep peace of the quiet earth to you.
Deep peace of the gentle night to you.
Moon and stars pour their healing light on you.
Deep peace of the Light of the World to you.There are various versions of this ancient Gaelic prayer, including one translated by Caitlin Matthews and sung by Donovan; this beautiful one came to me via poet Robert McDowell. “Iona Cross” © 2010 by rompus; the photograph is from the website Deviantart.com and is used under a Creative Commons license. It depicts a Celtic cross at the cemetery in the Gaelic chapel ruins in Cromarty, Black Isle, Scotland.