Birdsong Blessing

Fr La’s weekly ‘Pause and Ponder’ from along the Pilgrim Path at Lough Derg. This week’s reflection is ‘Birdsong Blessing’.

Birdsong Blessing

Last week on the Path found me looking for life,

seeking some spawn in the wayside water.

In the meantime the frogs have surely recalled

the Lord’s Genesis blessing: ‘Multiply and increase,’

for out there this evening I quickly lost count.


The first of the primroses further uplifted

my sense of the Spring now surely advancing.

Soft evening light caressed Brigid’s Chair

as the sun towards setting slipped down on the water.

In the gathering dusk I saw chestnut buds bursting

and birdsong nearby came through with its blessing.


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