Friday, March 14, 2008

Irish Toasts

Beannachtam na Femle Padraig"(Happy St. Patrick's Day!)"

May the frost never afflict your spuds. May the leaves of your cabbage always be free from worms. May the crows never pick your haystack. If you inherit a donkey, may she be in foal.

May your pockets be heavy and your heart be light,
May good luck pursue you each morning and night

May the blessing of the rain be on you— the soft sweet rain. May it fall upon your spirit so that all the little flowers may spring up, and shed their sweetness on the air.
May the blessing of the great rains be on you, may they beat upon your spirit and wash it fair and clean, and leave there many a shining pool where the blue of heaven shines, and sometimes a star.