Friday Blessing for Elvira

Friday Blessing

(For Dr. Elvira Fonacier, a dear colleague & friend, who is moving back to Australia after three years of stint at UH Manoa)

This is the Friday we dreamed of
On a Friday, the last of loves
Told in tall tales
Even as we weave again
Our dreams of a hundredfold
Of arrivals, departures too
From within the spaces
Of our hearts quickening:
We are going
To say our goodbyes
In a little while.

We come fully on this Friday
Of our homing and leaving home.
On this day, we receive the blessing
Whole and entire and new:
Your coming to us once again
In the bright lights of Manoa
This valley of our earnest wishes
Despite the clouds the cold
The quiver of our feebled voices
Wording our covenant song.

This is the Friday blessed
By spiritsseasonssinssorrows
Redemption too in full color.

A S Agcaoili
Honolulu, HI
May 9, 2008

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