In March 2010 I posted information on the symbolism of the dandelion and how it is the flower of St Brigid - but also how i'd never found an image showing St Brigid with a dandelion. On the blog I quoted a lovely poem by Winifred Mabel Letts (1882 - 1972)
The dandelion lights its spark
Lest Brigid find the wayside dark.
And Brother Wind comes rollicking
For joy that she has brought the spring.
Young lambs and little furry folk
Seek shelter underneath her cloak.
I received an email the other day from a lady called Bairbre in Dublin to say she had a copy of the image that accompanied and poem published by Cuala Press (run by Elizabeth and Lily Yeats - sisters of William and Jack Butler Yeats) - and she could send me a scan for the blog. Fabulous!
And what a delightful drawing it is by Kathleen Verschoyle, the step daughter of WM Letts.
Don't forget it's St Brigid's feast day on 1st February - celebrate the coming of spring!