May This Morning

by The Rev Anthea Ballam

May this morning
Bring you light
May this day
Unfold like a flower
When you step into the air
Let the breeze stroke your cheek
The same messenger
That rides on the roar of the sea
And rages through gentle leaves
In great trees
Over your head
The feathery clouds
In the blue sky
Are wild chariots
Stormy tides
Carrying birds on the wing
Angels and distant dreams
With all this
You are blessed
Before you open the door
Before you leave your bed
And long before you awaken