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

a short history lesson

a civil war cannonball still lodged in the wall of a building near the river when Parliamentarians based on the Melcombe side were under attack from Royalists from Portland who were attacking from the Weymouth side.

we popped into weymouth last week and i took some photos around the harbour area looking across the river to melcombe regis. Weymouth town is in fact Melcombe Regis, they were once two separate places, their boundary being the harbour, with Weymouth on the south side and Melcombe Regis on the north, they became the Borough of Weymouth and Melcombe Regis in 1571.
Melcombe Regis port has a unfortunate claim to fame as the port where the bubonic plague, known as the Black Death, entered England in 1348.

what i love most about the river area are the old houses across the river in Melcombe Regis, some dating to 1600...if i had to live by the sea this is where i would go...

1 comment:

Rowan said...

I can see why you like those lovely old houses, it's amazing how much interesting history there is all arou nd you if you just investigate a bit. Hope the assignment is going well.

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