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

the new forest

Dia dhuit

went off to the new forest today and took a few photos along the road to my mum's village to show you how beautiful it is.
i think that not having lived there for nearly ten years i forgot how special and beautiful it is. rural in a way dorset isn't~dorset is rolling farmland and forests~the new forest is rolling heathland and forests.
the bottom two pictures are taken as you cross the high heathland, from where on a good day you can see the isle of wight, then the road drops to a patch of forest through which the road twists and turns, finally coming out into the shallow valley where my mums village is tucked away.
what i really love is that the area is encircled by cattle grids so that the ponies, cows and donkeys (and pigs in the pannage season) can roam free, even in the village...you just have to remember to keep garden gates closed! many a time i have had to herd cows or horses out of the front garden!


Leanne said...

it is lovely Lee, ive been there many a time. we are lucky to live in such a beautiful country. so many parts of it can take your breath away.

leanne x

kathyann said...

Oh Lee this place sounds like heaven to me, especially when all we hear is the roar of traffic and the sirens of the emergency services going passed,I long for some peace and tranquility!you are so lucky!love from Kathyann and the girls

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