30 Days of Hymns, the Sacred Triad, Brighid #5, Fibre Arts

Hail to Thee, fibrous one
woven of faith and love
your many parts and faces
knitted from the cosmos
themselves

Teach me to knit
your mantle
to cover bare shoulders
aching for warmth

Show me the mysteries
of crochet
let me yarn bomb
happiness
in dark places

Guide my hand
as I detangle myself
so I may help you
stitch back together
the universe

Hail to Thee
Happy Hooker, Needle Freak
Queen of Yarn Addicts

May the sheep you keep
provide us the wool we need
to do your work
in the world

May we knit hats for the homeless
love for the lonely
May we crochet our communities
together
May we weave stories
out of starlight
May your light
tapestry the walls
of our lives

Hail, Woolly One,
Exalted,
Knitted,
Purled

teach to us the secrets
of the spindle

let us spin new worlds
out of old
let the threads we create
bind us in love
and conviction
let our work be an explosion
of joy and color
a balm for the soul

let us relearn the secrets
of “women’s work”
kin-knitting
hearth-weaving
tale-spinning

work that builds community
work that knits us whole

teach us these secrets
that we may build
something new
and throw your mantle over it
to keep it warm
and alive

Hail Brighid
Knitter of the Cosmos
Crocheter of Justice
Spinner of Love
Weaver of Life

Hail to You
may our stash
always be full
in your name
for your work
this we pray.


30 Days of Hymns: the Sacred Triad

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