Oh, mighty waters poured
to honor and revere,
cool and heal restless souls.
Bring life; create anew and reconcile hearts.
Strong spirits, fiery and arousing,
seal their fates, cement broken resolves,
ignite, protect and purify
Hear the cries of your children enslaved.
Wine is the bridge, it is good unification,
libations poured to bond relations,
creating comradry between every man, woman and spirit.
Hear it in the lamentation, in sorrowful celebration.
This carries much weight. Realize that to pour
libations awakens the past; the initial step.
Actions and works are rituals to bond your past
to the present; your communion.
Ancestors,you have given much for which we thank you.
Continue to support us.
Stability us, and clarify our spirit,
cleansing us and protection us. We honor you.
The purity of water takes you to your deserved rest!
We are all blessed in the pouring of libations.
(C) Copyright Walter J Wojtanik – 2014
*** “A libation is a ritual pouring of a liquid as an offering to a god or spirit or in memory of those who have died. It was common in many religions of antiquity and continues to be offered in various cultures today.”