Monhegan Island
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A Monhegan Wedding Blessing

Above are the stars, the moon, and sun -
Below are the stones and the green earth -
And all around are the winds and waves
And spirit in all things.

Like a star should your love be constant,
And like a stone should your love be firm -
The mystery of the moon is upon you,
And the sun's awakening.

Here there is patience and understanding -
Here there is affection and warmth,
And in the hearth's heart a fire risen
That has made a home.

May the sun and moon and stars bless you.
May the spirit of all blessings bless you.
May your lives be filled with fullness of life,
Now and always blessed be.

September 25, 1999