Advent 17

Earth Song


Listen – there is a low humming

coming from deep within

the ground, a rumbling

through the darkness

of the earth.


All the holy wells

are singing out for joy,

the hidden caves are opening,

spilling their dark secrets

into the light


of a new dawn.

The earth is breathing

again, rising and falling,

spinning on the axis

of her delight.


This poem is by Siobhan Mac Mahon 

She is not only a fantastic poet, she is also a wonderful performer, and a great person to hang out with. She’s based in Dublin at the moment – look out for her workshops. She’ll be at the Brigid of Faughart festival next year.


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