Brigid's Flames

Brigid of the Flames, encircle me —

In the east, womb of sunrise;

In the south, home of noon-day sun;

In the west, tomb of sunset;

In the north, height of Polaris.


Like my many foremothers before me,

I rekindle flames in your blessed hearth —

A fire protecting this household

From harm and strife,

From hatred and callousness.


Let it lovingly burn bright and true —

Uniting past as present;

Connecting present as future;

Acknowledging the forthcoming

As seven generations past and present.


On this day and night,

From dawn until dark,

From dark until dawn,

I tend your sacred hearth

As those did before me.