The Lost Words Blessing

Gratitude to Heather Cowen for sharing this, and who says…

“name the things you treasure … it gives them life…this is a Blessing for the Lost Words of our living landscape … perhaps in the naming we may give the beings who live alongside the words something that lives too…?”

Enter the wild with care, my love
And speak the things you see
Let new names take and root and thrive and grow
And even as you travel far from heather, crag and river
May you like the little fisher, set the stream alight with glitter May you enter now as otter without falter into water
Look to the sky with care, my love
And speak the things you see
Let new names take and root and thrive and grow
And even as you journey on past dying stars exploding
Like the gilded one in flight, leave your little gifts of light
And in the dead of night my darling, find the gleaming eye of starling Like the little aviator, sing your heart to all dark matter
Walk through the world with care, my love
And sing the things you see
Let new names take and root and thrive and grow
And even as you stumble through machair sands eroding
Let the fern unfurl your grieving, let the heron still your breathing Let the selkie swim you deeper, oh my little silver-seeker
Even as the hour grows bleaker, be the singer and the speaker And in city and in forest, let the larks become your chorus
And when every hope is gone, let the raven call you home.

Music and lyrics by https://www.thelostwords.org/spell-songs/

Listen here… https://youtu.be/Hg1xFYpXuWA

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