Offering to Brigid

Blessed Imbolc! In the spirit of Idle No More, my annual offering to Brigid comes from Lee Maracle, First Nations poet and author.

Bent Box (My Song)


My song hails

from a bent box

drums of earh tears

enjoys the unbending

of woman spirit

issued through a voice


in androgynous souls.

This voice

penetrates silence

cracks barriers.


I can build

a bent box, shape its womanly contours

build fire from moss

light lives

sing man-song

birth children.

But I cannot penetrate

the dark hidden pleasures







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