As we move toward the Vernal Equinox in the Northern Hemisphere, the Cailleach sings:
Who is the hare that changes shape?
Who is the hag that becomes a hare?
a hag stone bound in red.
I sang archaic words upon the charm.
Damp earth-scent replaces turf smoke
A twitch of whiskers then I was off
across the silvered land
Past lone tree,
mound and sacred well
Around the hag’s hill
then spiraling far beyond
Fulfilling work begun at Equinox.
The cycle ended I sensed the wholeness in the land.”
~ Jane Brideson, © Jane Brideson 2018
“Into a Hare”
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Art: Andrea Redmond
Painting represents Biddy Early, a renowned Irish witch.
Cailleach Moon Cottage