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

16 April 2016

“Sleepy Sovereign” by Mael Brigde

Sleepy Sovereign

streams like clean blood run

when you roll in sleep
stones settle back on silty beds

strands of glistening bubbles
scurry from your healing mouth

when you awake in spring

serpent peeps from her mound
birds gather in readiness

sun opens a groggy eye
before the first green shoot of spring

copyright Mael Brigde 2016

ImageBlackstones Bridge by Graham Horn. The River Caragh is quite turbulent at this point, even in its low state. (17 April 2008) From geograph.org.uk. Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic license.

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