‘Pause and Ponder’ is a series of reflections inspired by the Pilgrim Path at Lough Derg.
The latest reflection from this series is highlighted below. ‘Fairy Fingers’ with Fr La.
The foxgloves now are out in force
along the verge between the path and the trees
This sentinel stands forth alone, taller than myself.
Others are shy and they prefer the shade.
Close up I notice inside every bell
the delicate pattern Nature has inscribed:
a signpost for the nectar-seeking bee.
Fairy Fingers is the other name
by which we knew them in our childhood days.
We would put one on a finger and make a wish.
The pilgrim, too, is someone with a wish,
and a heart that longs to rest at last in God.
Fr La Flynn, Prior
19 July 2021
The earlier reflections are listed below:
Reflection: ‘Wayside in Detail’
Reflection ‘Wayside in Bloom’
Reflection ‘Pilgrim Rhododendrons‘
Reflection ‘Another Oak’
Reflection ‘The Only Oak’
Reflection ‘Back where it Began’
Reflection ‘Bluebells in May’
Reflection ‘Three Mysteries’
Reflection Harvest Spring https://www.loughderg.org/three-mysteries/
Reflection Harvest Spring https://www.loughderg.org/the-pilgrim-path-at-lough-derg/
Reflection Frosty Lockdown
Reflection Day of New Beginning
Reflection Muddy Tracks
Reflection ‘Midwinter Holly’
Reflection ‘Pilgrimage in the Frost’
Reflection ‘Old Roots, New Shoots’
Reflection ‘The Blessing of Space’
Reflection ‘Reflecting on Reflections’
Reflection ‘Insignificant Sphagnum’
Reflection ‘The Magic of Mushrooms’
Reflection ‘The Gift of the Rainbow’
Reflection ‘The Uphill Path’