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


in 1950 Radio Beijing announce that: "The task of the People's Liberation Army for 1950 is to liberate Tibet."

errr...liberate them from what exactly?

Since 1950, an estimated 1.2 million Tibetans have been killed by the Chinese. China has ratified a number of UN conventions, including those related to torture and racial discrimination, but has repeatedly violated these in Tibet.
Chinese has replaced Tibetan as the official language. Young Tibetans are being re-educated about their cultural heritage, with any references to an independent Tibet being omitted.

The 1982 Constitution of the People's Republic of China guarantees freedom of religious belief (oh really?), but China seeks to restrict the numbers of monks and nuns entering monasteries and to discredit the religious authority of Dalai Lama. The child recognised as the reincarnation of the Panchen Lama was rejected.

The abuse of Tibetan women goes beyond torture and ill-treatment into the sensitive area of birth control. Not only do they face numerous pressures from the Chinese authorities to limit the number of their children, possibly to one, but there is growing evidence that women are being forced to have abortions and sterilisations.

i am sorry if i offend anyone here, but this whole thing makes me want to vomit and i cant believe that this whole olympic thing is going ahead with the countires involved acting like nothing is wrong. how can they do this. i wont be watching any of the games and i know one person not watching will not make a bean of difference in the whole scheme of things but at least i will have peace in my heart knowing i did a small thing of solitary protest.

1 comment:

miss*R said...

makes me want to vomit too. I wish the athletes would boycott the Olympics but I heard that some are going to refuse their medals if they win... yeah right.. it all boils down to glory,power and money...
as to the Chinese - barbaric. I remember reading an article many years ago about how they murdered their first born if it was a girl.. because of the one child policy..
what can we do? even trying to not buy chinese products is virtually impossible... xoxo

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Johney Gaul~1915

Johney Gaul~1915
1890-17 september 1918~France