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Sonnet to Brighid
« on: May 23, 2013, 01:31:33 am »
Hi,

A member of the ADF Brighid's Hearth SIG wrote this sonnet and very kindly gave me permission to share it with you guys. I find it very touching and I thought you might too :D

Flame-Keeping: a sonnet for Brighid


I light Her holy fire as night takes wing,

and pray, and fill the cup that is Her well

with water clear and cold; Her praises sing,

and singing so, within my thoughts I tell

how once, in Éiru’s lands, I stood beside

Her very Well, and from there took the Flame

that lights my altar here at eventide,

and there I sang, and called upon Her Name;

within that place of wind and rain and light

poured offerings, and knelt there by the stone.

My song is done; Her flame burns through the night;

and should you watch, and think I stand alone

I tell you, pilgrim, so that you may see:

That while I tend my flame, Her Flame tends me.

Written by D. Rowen Grove.

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Re: Sonnet to Brighid
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2013, 07:55:29 am »
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Flame-Keeping: a sonnet for Brighid


Iambic pentameter and everything. Nice!

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Re: Sonnet to Brighid
« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2013, 09:40:02 am »
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Love it!  It is very beautiful ad evocative.  And yes, I also approve of the iambic pentameter.  I once wrote a whole one-act play in Iambic Pentameter for one Samhain.
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« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2013, 11:23:42 am »
Quote from: rocquelaire;109533

I tell you, pilgrim, so that you may see:

That while I tend my flame, Her Flame tends me.


I particularly like the last line.  ;)
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« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2013, 12:29:56 pm »
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I particularly like the last line.  ;)

That's my favourite part.
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Re: Sonnet to Brighid
« Reply #5 on: May 26, 2013, 12:24:22 pm »
Quote from: rocquelaire;109533
A member of the ADF Brighid's Hearth SIG wrote this sonnet and very kindly gave me permission to share it with you guys. I find it very touching and I thought you might too :D

Written by D. Rowen Grove.

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« Reply #6 on: May 31, 2013, 03:54:52 pm »
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It Rocks. My. Socks.

Could you ask if s/he minds people using it in their shift devotions? It feels exactly right for times when I need a bit more formality to consolidate my connection, but I'd like to be sure it's okay to use.

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Rowen said that would be absolutely fine :)

 
Thank you!

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