The Visit

A story of restoration … and love. Thank you to Colette and her brother Felim for sharing Bealtaine Cottage through this beautiful poem!

Bealtaine Cottage ~ The Oldest, Independent, Permaculture Smallholding in Ireland! Conceived, Designed, Planted and Worked by One Woman!

Recently, I had the pleasure of welcoming one of my five brothers to Bealtaine Cottage.

Felim had visited very briefly once before, some years back, but this visit was different…something here, on this sacred little piece of Ireland, connected with him.

The energy that thrives here and the sheer joy of the living Mother Nature around him, touched his soul.

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Felim spoke little about his feelings at the time, but this week I received a poem he wrote, inspired by Bealtaine Cottage.

I have decided to share it with you, for it truly expresses an awakening deep in the heart of one who now “gets it!”

Here it is…

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BEALTAINE COTTAGE

A bruised and battered Mother Earth,

Driven to despair by the dearth

Of man’s ignorance of her needs,

Has found a nursery for her seeds

In the soil of this marshy slope.

Here she flourishes in hope-

In this…

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5 responses to this post.

  1. Really lovely, and an inspiring sweet cottage, too. Thank you for sharing this, Laura.

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  2. Thanks, Jamie, yes, Colette and Bealtaine Cottage were big inspirations in the mammoth leap of faith of taking on this challenging yard in Goshen. When I saw what she had done there, it made me believe it was possible anywhere. 🙂

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  3. Posted by Kieron on March 26, 2015 at 1:28 am

    I want that stone in my yard! 🙂 And that poem is just astonishingly and astoundingly apropos!

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  4. Totally on both accounts! 🙂

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