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

20 August 2016

"Possibility" by Mael Brigde



much that seems impossible
unfolds with ease for Brigit

five cured cuts of meat
she feeds to a starving stray
yet the five remain
for the chieftain and his guests

on a smoke-black wall
a harp hangs heavy with dust
springs to life in novice hands
at her request

dead wood of an altar greens
thin shoots press forth
new leaves uncurl
with the chance brush of her palm

there is much I extend no hand to
knowing I would fail

but she is here

I reach out with nervous finger
place weight on doubting feet

copyright Casey June Wolf 29 June 2011
Image: "Homeless Dog Walks the Streets" Rennett Stowe CC BY 2.0 (httpcreativecommons.orglicensesby2.0)

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