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after André Gide

Imbolc and Lughnasadh Blessings!

February 1st, 2021

Blessings of the Season! Wishing all those in the Northern Hemisphere Imbolc inspiration and hope, and all those in the Southern Hemisphere a bountiful and blessed harvest. Here is a beautiful poem by OBOD member Vanessa Fielding…

In Bride’s Wood
This hazel wand
            once scattered gold
follow her trail
The deer have passed before you
through the holy wood
rising at dawn from hollow beds, to browse
the secret sacrament of bark and bud
gentle mystics sipping the soft wind
dipping in silence to the greening earth
Kneel then
before the twisted alder rood 
black against crimson light, amongst
the frail stemmed snowdrop flowers
opening pale wings of green and white
to scent the morning woods
with fragile life

~ Vanessa Fielding