Opening Prayer by Siobhan Mac Mahon


You will begin again to trust
the sound of the sea calling you;
feel a ripple of response –
the answering cry of your soul’s body,
echo through you
like a prayer.

You will begin again to breathe
in rhythm with the earth
moving beneath your feet,
moaning in her ecstasy –
a psalm written
in the body of your soul.

And you will remember
the opening prayer
of this birth
moving through you
like a dark river,
in a line ancient
and unbroken
spanning the oceans of time.

And you will know Her here
with you, dancing
to the same beat
on the same shore

Dark currents pulling us home.

Siobhan Mac Mahon