DISCERNMENT: A Dan Direach of Lèirsinn

Power to see the unseen
Free my mind from internment
Grant me this gift of wisdom-
Spiritual discernment

Just as the scorched and salty
Sailor reads the firmament
Teach me to read the battle
read rivals in tournament

You call to me with sweetest voice
To love in peace and quiet
But if I scorn you, you will
Flout my descent into riot

I will learn, in God’s presence,
to discern the counterfeit
Reflecting on the secret
Knowledge of the Authentic

May I manifest this gift-
To discern- with sword- between
What is truth and what is lie
Power to see the unseen