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


Calvin and Hobbes
i find myself 'home alone' today as swampy is out logging and will be out all day, except for a brief break for food at midday~and i feel so adrift.

there are things i promised myself i would do while i was alone, but so far i have just been listening to music~although this is a treat as i am listening to 'my' music LOUD~without headphones!

i stress 'my' as swampy and i have very differing tastes in music and my 'rowdy' music is more along the lines indie/punk rather than swampys rock, which to me is a dreadful noise.

so actually its a joy to listen to my music in freedom and loud!

i am still struggling~really struggling with this free time i have~i really cant get my head around not feeling guilty for blogging and browsing the net with abandon~feel being lazy!
i find myself really looking forward to september when i can stock up on paper and pens and files and start my reading and note taking~now there is something i never thought i would say when was a grumpy, school hating 15 year old!

i was over at my mum's in the new forest yesterday~i think me and sam spent the entire time discussing our mini-cruise, even down to what we would do on our first few hours on board!

oh and of course we have our wimbledon trip coming up in just over a month so we had some planning to do~namely drinking pimm's and eating strawberries on 'henman hill' (although i much prefer the real name of aorangi park~Maori for ‘cloud in the sky') before our match begins.

we are off camping again at the end of the week, only an hour from us near yeovil~its the vw clubs agm~so swampy will be busy. i have nothing to do with the club at all, i just enjoy being out in pippin, out from the four walled living i hate so much. of course our friend sean will be there and he is collecting swampy's daughter lousie from birmingham on his way down to join us~so i will be in step-mom mode...sort of...

its an odd concept for me to have a young (to me 19 is young) person around who classes me as that~well to use her words when she camped with us last year and was speaking to a friend who sells enamel~ 'that mad woman in the blue van' (she wanted to buy me a piece of enamel and didnt know what to choose~i got a lovely old blue oval pie dish!)

anyway...i have never wanted children and to be honest actively avoid them~funnily enough i loved being a youth worker~so to now hold the post as step-mom is weird, but cool i guess~i hope i can influence her in a positive way that her real mom never did...swmapy and i think its working as last time we saw her she started to put her hair in plaits like mine... i dont know if thats good or bad!


miss*R said...

we are going away too! this weekend coming down to our gypsy caravan and I cannot wait...
have a fun time in Pippin!
you know, it must be coming up a year since we had our first contact? I think it was Swampy who asked if he could copy a poem(forgive me, my memory is bad from that time) - i will never forget the kindness you showed me in my grief - love you lots! xo

kathyann said...

Hi Lee,hope Swampy managed to get plenty of logs in!
Isn't it great when you can have Your music on and give it a blast,although I do like to have quiet times it really does you good to blow the cobwebs off and have a good session,YOU GO GIRL!!!!!
Not long now till your trip to Wimbledon and your mini cruise,its great to have something to look forward to!!!
Oh by the way I love the old enamel dishes great for rice puds done slowly in the oven Mmmmm!!!!
Hope you have a lovely weekend away with Swampy and Louise and Cody,don't worry you'll be fantastic,she is obviously comfortable being with you,enjoy yourselves!!!!
Love from Kathy and the girls

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