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

so many years ago...

This was taken about 38 years ago~this small person is 41 years old today and far too old to remember the photo being taken.
i was born in the naval port of Portsmouth to a housewife and a policeman, both who were born in the same city, a city where many of my Hawkins ancestors, fisherman and mariners came from and who i have traced back as far as 1774.
i was born at home and my mum tells me that on that day, when she was resting and i was asleep in my little cot, she felt someone appear in the room, felt pressure on the bed as they walked around the bed to my cot.
when she looked up, expecting it to be my dad, she saw a man looking into my cot, then he looked up , smiled at her and was gone. my mum has always been strong in her conviction that what she saw was real.
and to this day she tells that it was her uncle Jack~also known as Sam~John Francis Gaul, son of Johney Gaul; who had died a few months before her wedding and on whose grave she put her wedding flowers.


Leanne said...

happy birthday Lee! hope you have a wonderful day

love and light , Leanne x

kathyann said...

Happy Birthday Lee!
I love to read stories of your past especially about your uncle visiting your mum in spirit,it was almost like he was thanking her for remembering him on her wedding day and he was just letting her know he was still with her!wonderful!
I was born in the front bedroom at my Nan's,I think there were far more home births then!
What absolutely beautiful views of the countyside around you! It must take your breath away,so many lovely places to walk,gather your thoughts,reflect and give you renewed energy!You are so lucky!
Hope you had a fantastic birthday and thank you for the comment you left me!
love from Kathyann and the girls

miss*R said...

oh.. I didn't know..I don't think I did anyhow..

hope your birthday is truly wonderful! I love the plaits! xoxo

love.. much, much love to you my kindred sister xoxo

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