Are they distant but strange chimes that I hear?
Or is it the result of wine or beer?
Not so much a beer in this renewed house
Too early for celebration-wine to rouse.
Rouse a cheer of hip, hip hooray, well done
No longer disparate, house again one!
Oh, what joy, we are complete thank goodness
Normal to cook, drink and eat, Lord bless us.
What a blessing to hear the dinner bell cling,
Depending whose turn, it’s to cook and ring.
That’s what it was that strange sounding clanging
Not heard for so long, as I was not cooking.
Every fruit and veg not only well washed
But covered with a minor baptism and blest
And when chimed, served and blessed again with thanks
A heartfelt gratitude to all the ranks.
Ranks of trades that came to renew this place
Making it again our little palace.
Now the deep clean starts, the labour of love
To the cooing of our resident dove.
We are full of gratitude for the works
Which have gone into floating these our corks
Wishing that others would share their thankyous
As if it were the most wonderful news.
Recognising that the grace of well-being
Is always with us, the only blessing
There is, to help us all on our journeys
Recognition and awareness be pleased.
Pleased as we are my friends in all we do,
It is the only way for me and you.
For all mankind, gratitude without complaint,
Even through chaos, hardship and through pain.
Planning was fun, but the camping not done
With relish in our own home, t’ was just the once
Not to be repeated, it was no fun
Back to normal now trusting all are one.
The journey continues as we emerge
From the clouds of dust that billowed and surged.
All settles and begins to shine without
To match the light within we’re in no doubt.
Connection maintained with the source of all,
Thanks for bathroom, kitchen and cloak in hall.
Proved the adage that all things come in threes
With all three done Path is easy, a breeze.
Not that it was not always so for me,
But mind is catching up with one, two, three.
Worriers now return to warriors,
Warriors of love and two couriers.
The ringers of love, joy and happiness
To all we meet we recognise and bless.
Recognise as children of the Divine,
And therefore, much blessed in and out of time.
Blessings on your journeys, Hanukah & the Angel