rise and root



The Flame Haired Solstice Dreamer

Cold winter brings the Everfrost and jewels every tree
In a forest new as birth and old as old can be
A flame~haired dreamer wanders there and shelters from the wind
And spins her dreams around the trees to break the ties that bind
She takes her thread and spins anew and how the Greenwood smiles
As she spins a spell for freedom and for her spirit Wylde

The dreamer finds an ancient oak and shelters in his lee
In a forest new as birth and old as old can be
Tis summer now and birdsong weaves its magick through her spells
And humming bees drum drowsily in the foxglove's bells
The dreamer sits beneath the oak with yarn upon her knee
And spins and knits and weaves her dreams and sets her spirit free

"When birds fall from the sky and the animals are dying, a new tribe of people...shall come unto the earth from many colors, classes, creeds, who by their actions and deeds shall make the earth green again. they will be known as the warriors of the Rainbow"

Hopi Prophecy

This strange disease of modern life, with its sick hurry, its divided aims

Matthew Arnold

merry meet
well i am back after finishing my reading on the Colloseum and i have even typed out the draft of the first essay and have my notes written out for the second...i feel i have caught up and may well be able to get ahead in my reading by the end of next week.
such a relief.
i have been out on a few walks since my last post, enjoying the cooler weather and the change in the land around me. a couple of nights ago we even had a few flurries of snow, it lasted all of five minutes but is certainly a sure sign of winter.
there are feelings from the older members of our small hamlet that this winter will be a hard one and i do agree with them.
i keep thinking of stocking our big walk in larder with basic provisions, just in case.
today we have to drive over to a place called ilchester to meet up with a friend to collect some essential engine bits for 'pippin'...so i shall be enjoying the journey as it takes us past Maiden Castle i actually see it weekly,but the road takes us further along so i have a slightly different view. its a sight that i never become tired of and to actually walk around it is an incredible experience.
it is certainly a place to go and feel close to the ancestors.
we then follow the old roman road from dorchester to yeovil to the Fosse Way at ilchester. the old road is another amazing route as it crosses the tops of the hill so the views are amazing.
i have also finally discovered that the settlement i always enjoy looking at when we drive into blandford is Hod Hill...there are many, many ancient and sacred sites surrounding us here in dorset and i have been trying to trace them on our journeys.
however i love the fact that from our back gate we can see the ramparts of Rawlesbury camp, another iron age hill fort.
so you can see why i love this area so much...so many links to the ancestors of this land.


Ruth said...

Greetings to Pippin from Florence - who is still going strong after a few engine repairs!

miss*R said...

that is it! Dorset is definately on my MUST visit list when I come over.... I just travelled along with you in my mind and I want to be there in person.. and the more you talk of it.. the more I realize that this is the time of year I want to be visiting.
Is it safe to drive if it snows? that is my biggest concern, of visiting and not being able to drive anywhere.

solsticedreamer said...

Hello ruth! Glad Florence is better. Pippin now has his bits and bobs to fix the engine...but now he needs ball joints! never ending!

robyn...yes driving is fine...because we dont have a whole lot of snow people here tend not o kno how to drive in it...or for that matter any bad weather!

All things share the same breath~the beast, the tree, the man, the air shares its spirit with all the life it supports.

Chief Seattle

Johney Gaul~1915

Johney Gaul~1915
1890-17 september 1918~France