Writing Brigit

Writing Brigit

Many years ago I wrote my first Brigit prayer. Poem. Blessing... I have been writing them ever since, but seldom publish them. Some are carefully researched and crafted, some are simple and straight from the heart.

The prayers and blessings of my sisters in the Daughters of the Flame and other Brigit-loving women and men, living and long-dead, fill me with surprise and delight, as well.

I would like to share some of these writings with you.

Following is the one that signs off each of my emails, a reminder to guide my words and intentions with care when I write to anyone. It's as good a place to start as any.

Flame Offering

In the name of the three Brigits

I light the candle of my heart

May I offer it to everyone

gentle and steady

warm and bright

09 September 2015

Early Days: Bríd's Chant


a small turn sunwise
in the weaving of the cross
the three‑armed cross of Bríd
another small turn
and the cross’s spinning done
and the tying of the ends and tucking in

a long glance up
to the trailing of the sun
to the long trailing strands of the goddess
filtering in through the curtain of the leaves
the curtain of the garment of the trees

           Mael Brigde (1990)
           Copyright Casey June Wolf (2015)

This chant does have a tune. Sound quality is not great, but here goes anyway.

(Cross by E.E. Evans, in Irish Folkways)