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

~'new' old pot~

my pot arrived today and it is lovely! actually much older than i expected and this is the mysterious markings on the bottom~i would love to know what they mean so if anyone has an idea i would love to know!
i have unpacked it to have a quick look and now it is going back in its box ready to be placed in its new home!


Leanne said...

thats interesting Lee! I have a 'goddens' upstairs- the encyclopaedia of ceramic marks, i'll see if I can find anything out for you, give me a few days to get back to you.

thank you for your kind words the other day, by the way

Leanne x

solsticedreamer said...

thank you for that leanne! i have been searching the net but discovered nothing!

miss*R said...

you know.. putting it back into its box ready for its new home is perfect.... it shows the Universe that you are expecting to move... that you are going to move... and those thoughts will happen... manifesting dear Lee!!
although... leaving Dorset before I get there -tuttut.. xoxo :)

solsticedreamer said...

miss*r i shall be making sure we go together to dorset!


Leanne said...

Hi lee!

success! (with help from my mum!) From the photographs we strongly believe your pot is made by Taylor Tunnicliffe & co. of Hanley in Staffs. earthenwares and porcelain were made from 1868 with 'usefulwares' only made from 1898. this mark was used between these dates with the crown above only from 1875 to 1898 .so this must have been made right on the later date as its classed as 'useful ware'. So 1898. Its possible use, with its lid that seals tightly, was as a tobacco jar. Tobacco needed to be kept slighlty moist and the air dried it out so jars with well fitting lids were fairly widely produced. AN odd question, but have you sniffed inside the jar? a feint odour may linger to give you a clue to use?

Leanne x

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