Monday, January 31, 2011

Feast of Brigid

Working away to get this guide out, on the eve of the Feast of Brigid, which is the day she is said to have died ( Saints are celebrated on the day they died) I came across this lovely verse:

The dandelion lights its spark

Lest Brigid find the wayside dark.
And Brother Wind comes rollicking
For joy that she has brought the spring.
Young lambs and little furry folk
Seek shelter underneath her cloak.

Winifred Mary Letts (1882 - 1972)

from Rebecca Chesney, who has a particular interest in dandelions, over here at her blog Dandelions, where she examines the dandelion connect to Brigid.

Dandelion is the flower of the spring fire goddess, seems fitting. And such a transformative flower too.


  1. Thanks for the poem... it comes at a special moment for me... on the eve of Celtic Spring but also on the eve of the day when I am supposed to adjust my status here as legal resident...fingers crossed!

  2. Keeping fingers crossed for you Francesca on this day. Warm regards, Lisa

  3. Hi Lisa

    Thanks for linking with my Dandelion blog!
    Have a wonderful springtime


  4. Thank you Rebecca, your blog is fascinating!


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