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Author Topic: Prophecy (devotional poem for Brighid)  (Read 2785 times)
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« Topic Start: September 26, 2010, 11:43:14 pm »

On my last shift (which was incredibly intense, I may add) I wrote my first piece of devotional poetry for Brighid...which I then used for my concept paper on the idea of "prophecy" in my First Nations course. A lot of the ideas brought up in class came up while I crafted the poem, so it felt appropriate.

Anyway. I thought I would share with y'all, see what you think. Smiley



Prophecy

She spoke to me in a tongue of flame,
light flickering along the edges of my soul.

Like a dam bursting, Her words freed the truth already locked within me.

Desperation flew
as the lies of my childhood fought the oncoming flood.
They dig deep roots.

But water is more powerful,
and I know I am worthy:

I stand naked and proud before the Gods.

Anointed, Their priestess.
And I am ready to hear Their sacred whispers
that ring like great horns in my head

Like a snake's tongue,
fire cleans my ears.
And Her song
reverberates through my very being.
The music makes a part of me I thought was dead
break into a new dance,
shedding old skin.

Power of words and words of power.

I speak not of change already set to happen:
it is my speech that draws it to life.

A picture painted
with sunlight on clouds.
And just as permanent.

Land, Sea, Sky
What secrets do you hold?

Brighid keep me
Brighid teach me
How to speak with the world.

Fires of inspiration
Waters of passion
The path of sacred art calls me to your meeting places

Brighid hold me
Brighid keep me

Help me heal myself.
Help me bring Your prophecy:
words to heal the world.


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Blog post on the intensity of my shift forthcoming, when school isn't eating my face.

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« Reply #1: September 27, 2010, 02:11:15 am »

Prophecy

Wow!  Morag, that's beautiful!

It's pushing a few buttons that I'm not ready to talk about just now.   Undecided  But those buttons need pushing, so thank you for sharing.
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« Reply #2: September 27, 2010, 09:48:51 am »

Wow!  Morag, that's beautiful!

It's pushing a few buttons that I'm not ready to talk about just now.   Undecided  But those buttons need pushing, so thank you for sharing.

It really is incredibly beautiful. Congrats on such a wonderful piece of work!
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« Reply #3: September 27, 2010, 11:41:09 am »

-Morag

Your poem was beautiful!  I love how the words intensify as it reads. 

(A side note: I hope you found what you were looking for)
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« Reply #4: October 05, 2010, 03:11:14 pm »

Wow!  Morag, that's beautiful!

It's pushing a few buttons that I'm not ready to talk about just now.   Undecided  But those buttons need pushing, so thank you for sharing.

You're welcome. Smiley


Thank you, everyone, for your kind words! I was so nervous reading it aloud in class, but it was really well-received. I'm actually pretty proud of it, which is saying something, as I'm my own worst critic.

And if we do end up putting together a book or something as a Cill (touching on a topic from another thread), I'd love to submit it for inclusion. Smiley


(A side note: I hope you found what you were looking for)

Bwuh. My memory is failing me as to what that was. But thank you! Smiley
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« Reply #5: October 06, 2010, 04:21:29 pm »

Bwuh. My memory is failing me as to what that was. But thank you! Smiley


You didn't actually say that you were looking for something, I sorta picked up from what you wrote in your poem and felt like I needed to write that. Smiley
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« Reply #6: October 06, 2010, 10:19:04 pm »

And if we do end up putting together a book or something as a Cill (touching on a topic from another thread), I'd love to submit it for inclusion. Smiley
Good, because that was one of my first thoughts when you posted it!  I didn't say anything immediately, because I'm figuring when the time comes that we're starting to organize the book, we'll comb through Cill threads (likely me; I'm a good thread-comber) looking for material that's already been posted and ask people then if they'd like/are willing to have it included.

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« Reply #7: October 06, 2010, 10:25:07 pm »

You didn't actually say that you were looking for something, I sorta picked up from what you wrote in your poem and felt like I needed to write that. Smiley

Ah. In that case, yes, I think that I'm well on my way to finding it fully. Have bits and snatches now. Smiley
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