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



05 July 2016

“My Life as a Bird” by Mael Brigde




My Life as a Bird

when at end of life
my spirit is freed and takes wing
I will fly to you
a small wren   a dunnock perhaps
dun brown and barely seen in life
dun brown and barely seen in death
joyful   fruitful
feeding in the shelter of your great tree
polishing my bill against its bark

your work
shall be my enlightenment

I will light upon your palm
gaze in simple trust

into your labyrinthine eyes





Image: Dunnock by Jacob Spinks from Northamptonshire, England (2012). This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license.

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