At The End Of The Year – John O’Donohue

Click on the above link to visit the John O’Donohue Facebook page for this beautiful poem.

Here’s the text for those who have trouble reading FB links:-


As this year draws to its end,
We give thanks for the gifts it brought
And how they become inlaid within
Where neither time nor tide can touch them.

Days when beloved faces shone brighter
With light from beyond themselves;
And from the granite of some secret sorrow
A stream of buried tears loosened.

We bless this year for all we learned,
For all we loved and lost
And for the quiet way it brought us
Nearer to our invisible destination.

John O’Donohue

Excerpt from, ‘At the End of the Year’

Wishing you whatever will most enrich and awaken your lives, and the lives of those around you in 2017.

Palace Gate Counselling Service, Exeter

Counselling Exeter since 1994

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