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

ancestor dreaming here

~i put this in my family tree blog~but then decided to add it here too~
how funny it is to feel connections and feelings for long gone ancestors who you have never met and had died before even your parents and grandparents were born?
i have been doing some more digging away at my family tree, concentrating on direct grand/great grand/great great...you get the idea!
i decided last night to look again at my maternal grandparents line and found that my great, great, great granddad George was, in the 1871 census and inmate of the Wiltshire County Asylum, listed as an 'inmate-lunatic'
it made me feel sad reading this, having this document in front of me, although online; but the fact it was not the original took away none of the sadness i felt for this long gone relative.
it made me wonder what it really was, the reason for his being there and labeled that way.
of course in this day and age there are many more reasons for peoples mental health problems that would have been called something totally differently over a hundred yars ago.
what made me feel better was that in the 1881 census he was home with his family again.

1 comment:

Sue said...

Lunatic? Hmmmmm I wonder. Most of us today would be locked up if we admitted our innermost thoughts to a psycologist....see can't even spell the word I'm sure.
I can imagin most of us alternative living people would fit the criterea for being locked up, but they'd have to drag me screaming and kicking :o)
I've done my family history too and find some VERY weird coincidences makes you really wonder how much of us and our memory is genetic!
In love and light,
Sue xxx

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