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

~sadness & dispair

what kind of land are we living in?

i just shake my head in shame that the land we live in is so full of violence and hatred.

how can it be that the children~yes children, but not all of them, i know that there are decent ones out there~of this land can be growing into such hate filled creatures with no love or respect for anyone.

it wasnt like this when i was young, so why is it like this now?

how can they get away from it?

sometimes i wish i could turn back the time and go back to a harder, simpler time~or does this place just exist in my head? maybe it does~if it does then that is where i wish to go.

i have stopped watching the news now and i dont read newspapers~everyday it just bombards us with everything that is dreadful in our world and i have had enough.

i wish i had some land where i can draw my water, grow my crops, tend my chickens,make my clothes and have as little to do with society as possible, maybe then other communities the same will join to make a big, like minded village and the village will grow and spread and everyone will start to treat the land and each other with respect.

golly what a pipe dream, a fantasy, but where would we be without them?

maybe in having these thoughts the essence of them will spread and join with other similar thoughts and they will eventually influence the world.

i have had a good day essay wise, have written 7~yes 7! pages of it in draft so i am now taking a well earned rest.

i have also done something i wanted to do ages ago and never really got round to~i deactivated my account to a social network group. i originally set it up as some good friends and some family are on it and it was handy to message and send pictures etc; but what pain it turned into with contast requests, messages etc etc etc. so i stopped going on it and when i finally did check it the other day i found they now post up your listed e-mails rather than them being kept private. luckily i have not had any unwanted e-mails so decided now was the time to add it to my 'spring clean' and deactivated it.

oh it felt good!


i love my laptop, despite my wish to turn back time~its great to keep in touch with folk, and i have met some lovely folk via this blog, its good for research for my studies and 'finding' stuff. lets face it if i had not checked e-bay then i would not have my 'beast' sitting in the kitchen waiting for the day when i fire it up and start baking!

the telephone is another monster altogether~its an intrusion into my peace i really hate, in fact i hate it so much i refuse to answer it and only at a push will i even telephone folk. because of swampy's committments with a couple of camping groups it seems like it never stops ringing~last night i was ready to rip it from the wall and hurl it out the window.

~was i cross~
hmmm yes maybe a bit!
on that note todays rant is over...


Sewer of threads said...

I so agree...we have to stick together and just hope the positive feelings spreads.
Take care,
Alison x

Sewer of threads said...

ditto as regards phones!!!
Alison x

miss*R said...

lord, you and I are alike! I am off to the acupuncturist right now but will be back to comment later xoxo

kathyann said...

Lee, I agree with everything you've said! The girls and I were only just talking about the same thing last night! We have it all around us night after night,shouting, agressive and abusive yobs fuelled by drink and drugs will pick a fight with anyone who even looks at them!We have them racing up and down the road especially through the night ,know wonder I don't sleep!We too wish we could live in a commune style place where everyone went back to a more peaceful way of life where everyone helped one another and showed respect and there was less greed.where we grew our own food and lived off the land and made most of what was needed and the rest shared with others!Oh I wish!!!More people will have to go back to a simpler way of life,everything is so expensive and people just do not have the money to cope with all the demands of this modern life!Things have to change,we have to take a few steps back and go back to simpler way of life or their will be no life!!!
love from Kathyann and the girls

miss*R said...

yes, you definately sound alot like me...but what happened to make you so upset about the kids of today(I do agree with you there)

I am always wishing i could turn back time, Not only do I want to live in a different time, I want to live in a different country!. I hate shopping centres, I thrive on being alone and I want to be self sufficient.. will that ever happen? Probably not but I try my best with what I have here.
remember the saying - follow your dreams, they are the inspiration of your life.. so keep having that 'pipe dream' and oneday, it may come true..
I hate, hate, hate phones and I hardly ever answer mine.. I just let it ring, because I don't want to make small talk to people i can't see. Even the computer can be a monster sometimes...
love you ! xoox

Leanne said...

lee, I absolutely love your pic, the mossy trees. Did yuo take the pic, or do you know where it was taken?

Leanne x

solsticedreamer said...

Leanne~i dont know who took the picture and I cant even remember where I found it~sorry!
i sometimes just do random searches for pictures and see what comes up!


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