Monday, January 31, 2011

In Honor of the Lady Brigit

Joining in my friend Oak's call for Brigit Poetry Festival 2011:

Brigit the Healer

You wear a long green dress
Your toes are peppermint chamomile comfrey
golden seal valerian
Your fingers give just the color that's needed
just the jewel that's needed
Yours is the work of the yew tree
for weapon and weapon salve
are one in You
Your power is to keep the stars
bonewhite circling above
or whirling below
Your height is to bind
Your height is to set free

~ Ellen Cooney, from Mother of the Silkless: Inovcations to Goddesses and Gods