New Year’s Blessing

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❤ New Year's Blessing ❤
by Annette Marie Smith

May your soul be like an owl in winter
tree perched, ready to fly and soar
well feathered, for the snows to come
tuned to the moon to be able to bathe
in bright moonlight
star eyed and farseeing
and may you be one
of a parliament of owls
ready to shake the winds of the world
beneath the starlit sky of coming change.
May your soul be an Athena owl
signifying not only wisdom but also victory.
May you lull the voice of the wind to sleep
so that your soul's flight is filled with the silence
of talon sharp purpose
and finding what you seek.

New Year’s Blessing 

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I wish you renewal, an evergreen forest with lofty branches
that dance in the winds of the sky,
intensity, the color of red berries,
sugared with snow and sparkling with ice,
forgiveness, a tabula rasa like sheets of snow
as far as your eyes can see.

May your green trees be covered in flowers
that look like white gift bows
and may the petals from those white flowers fall and fall (as you rub your eyes)
covering everything
as if they are being shaken from the sky,
leaving snow petals, a huge bouquet
that fills up the frosty vase
of your new year window.– Annette Marie Smith