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

~a blanket of soft grey mist~

this was sunrise in the heart of dorset...
down in our valley at the feet of bulbarrow hill and dorset gap these two high hills were hidden~
the land was blanketed in a fine blanket of soft, drizzly mist~the grey was a solid blanket with no chink of the approaching sunset.
still, there i sat thinking of all the things i had achieved over the past months and thinking of those things i wanted to delve into and achieve over the coming months.
i sat thinking of my friends across the world who would more than likely been doing the same, in different places.
i hope someone out there saw the sunrise!
i had plans, with someone i have never met, but consider a good friend to meet up at stonehenge for a celebration, however seeing the very brief news bite about it am glad that joint ill health and the price of fuel prevented it...according to the report there were 25,000 people there, maybe more.
that is not really the size of crowd i would want to celebrate a festival in!
so true to my solitary nature i sat surrounded by my plants, listening to the birds and watching a solitary bat flitter around above me.
~it was perfect~


JuliaB said...

I don't blame you for staying home. I have mixed feelings about the stonehenge solstice celebrations. On the one hand, I recognise the fact that the place draws a crowd at significant times of the year - what it was built for (?) and to express joy and celebrate - and the summer solstice is so much about expressing and celebrating the vitality of life, but on the other, the lack of care and respect of the revellers makes me soooo angry. Nobody would treat a cathedral or a church that way, leaving so much rubbish and waste behind, and displaying little reverence for the temple itself. I choose not to join in, but I can't decide whether its really wrong or not. Hmm.. i feel a blog coming on!

Dreaming Stone said...

It was the same here, very murky first thing. Like you, I was more than happy to be here amongst hills rather than crowds.


miss*R said...

I was supposed to go to a winter solstice gathering, with 3 other people.. but I had an earache and a toothache so I stayed inside and just thought about it. I didn't do much at all...
i could not stand to go somewhere with that many people to celebrate something that is personnal & sacred.. yesterday I went to a winter magick festival and there were about 10,000 people lining the streets watching the parade.. that was too many for me.. and I forgot to protect myself and came back drained...
love you xoxo

Anonymous said...

That sounds a onderful way to see the sunrise.I wouldn't have liked the large crowds either. I missed it I'm afraid, night shifts do tend to mess with sleeping patterns! plus its been pouring ALL day here :-)

kathyann said...

Sounds to me like you had the best place,to be in your garden with your flowers and the wildlife,peace and tranquility around you,not thousands of people crammed together!
Hope you are feeling a little better Lee!Be kind to yourself!
Love to you and Swampy from Kathy and the girls

Ancestral Celt said...

According to someone else whose blog I read, , the solstice celebrations at Stonehenge were awful. He has a link to the news article, so I gather you didn't miss much anyways.

To be honest, I prefer to do solitary meditations on the solstice days. They are not part of my pagan festivals, but I use them to reflect on my ancient ancestors and reflect on my own year.

I hope you have recovered, now, SD.

enchantedartist said...

What a beautiful photo! I,too, crave solitude...
I'm glad you were able to celebrate so perfectly...

Anonymous said...

It sounds like you had a great Solstice. Seeing the sun rise must have been very special.
I potered around in my garden all day and had a lovely time too ; )
Have a great day !!
Love and Light

Anonymous said...

I love this post. I've often wondered what it would be like at Stonehenge.
But it sounds like you had the perfect celebration.

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