Having posted a formal curse and a fist-waving protest poem, I thought I’d contribute something a little happier. This poem is a modern interpretation of Brig Briugu, the Brigit of hospitality and abundance, as a goddess of post-scarcity anarchism!
– Christopher Scott Thompson
Clink of glasses, sparkling lager,
Sweet brown ale and bowls of stew,
Heaping plates of bread and butter-
Barkeep Brigit brings those too.
Brigit of the bees and honey,
Bless us with your cheerful smile.
Open all the doors and call us
To your table for a while.
Call the ones who wait for dinner,
Tell them all are welcome here.
Bring us joy with clinking glasses,
Food and bread and foaming beer.
Call the ones who wait in hunger,
Tell them none are turned away.
Let us feast with songs and stories
Past the dawning of the day.
Christopher Scott Thompson
Christopher Scott Thompson is a writer, historical fencing instructor and founding member of Clann Bhride, the Children of Brighid. He was active with Occupy Minneapolis and Occupy St. Paul. His political writing can be found at https://alienationorsolidarity.wordpress.com/.