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

30 January 2016

"By Brigit’s Day"

By Brigit’s Day

milk retreats to the cow’s horns
from Christmas to Imbolc—
with your return
the cow gives milk again

wild birds mate
jackdaw and grey crow
the hen’s egg   brooded
hatches safe and strong

nothing in water
or on the ground
is not thinking of propagation

the farmer knows it

if he has not written his name
on the land by Brigit’s day—

his work is late

Copyright Casey June Wolf (2013)
Source: The Festival of Brigit, Séamas Ó Catháin (1995)

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