• Michael Mullins
  • Michael "The Bard" Mullin
  • "The Bard of Foremass"
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    St. Brigid’s Day

    Grass greener grows through Erin’s isle
    More buds appear, more flowers smile
    By mossy bank and sunny brae
    To greet the dawn of Brigid’s Day.

    On Brigid’s morn the mountains throw
    Up in the air their caps of snow.
    Cead failte swells from plain and vale
    To welcome Mary of the Gael.

    With blither step the ploughman goes
    The milkmaid lilts as white milk flows.
    Redbreast broadcasts a special lay
    To celebrate St. Brigid’s Day.

    The pick of rushes green we twine
    In Brigid’s Cross, a saving sigh,
    O’er doors and fanlights, Brigid’s Cross
    Shall be our shield from sin and loss.

    Bright shines a Star, her star that shone
    Through Erin’s gloom. It shall shine on
    To lead all wandering souls who stray,
    Back to the Faith of Brigid’s Day.