Imbolc or Imbolg, also called Brigid’s Day, is a Gaelic traditional festival marking the beginning of spring. Most commonly it is held on 1 February, or about halfway between the winter solstice and the spring equinox.(Wikipedia)
I am growing from dark to light,
Feel stirring earth beneath my feet,
Raise star-filled eyes to where Brighid rides
White swan across the Milky Way,
Returned, from her grim sister,
To brighten the lengthening day.
Lady of Earth, with crocussed gown,
Lady of Air, warm breath kissing the ground,
Lady of Fire, in my soul and hearth,
Lady of Water, trickling and flowing, melting
Winter’s cold heart.
Healing hands, herbs from the land,
New growth and hope, all around,
These are her gifts,
Our spirits to lift,
Her love and her truth to be found.
By Wendy Alford January 2010