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

~nova foresta~

swampy and i have finally achieved what we thought to be a near impossibility...
i am finally moving back to the village i was brought up in, in the new forest...now the centre of the new forest national park.
we have been waiting for this for over two years and now it has happened i am feeling an odd sort of anti-climax~i think its because we now have the prospect of packing our belongings and unpacking again at the other end!
last time we moved it was done in a rush~this time i am better prepared and this morning i ordered a good selection of boxes which will be delivered tomorrow,
so we will be packing up everything we will not need for the next few weeks.
i am hoping to get our moving date very soon, the best thing about this is that we will have a second bedroom, allowing friends, step-teen and step-neice to come and stay, more room (loft space to hide the things we cant part with but dont want out! a proper back garden not concrete slabs, the village shops are only a few minutes walk and best of all mum and sam will be a five minute walk away...a walk i can manage when i have good days!
we will hate to leave dorset, it is such a beautiful place~i was 'talking' to my dear soul-sister about this via e-mail this morning when i was up really early unable to sleep~exciement?
as much as i love dorset the new forest is my home, it is the place where i feel comfortable...when ever we drive over to see my mum and hit the edge of the forest boundary i do feel such a feeling of coming home, of no longer being a stranger...the funny thing is that on doing my family tree i discovered a great branch of my family, covering about 6 individual families came from two little villages right on the northern tip of the forest~when i mentioned it to my mum she said, as it was her family, that we had come back home years ago without realising it!


Ancestral Celt said...

Congratulations on being able to move back. You must be ecstatic.

Leanne said...

congratulations SD! I am really happy for you!

I remember months ago us saying that you, kathyann and me were all wanting/needing/waiting to move. Maybe now youve started the ball rolling finally, it will happen for us too!

Leanne x

enchantedartist said...

Oh, how lovely for you! I know it's a lot of work moving, but I'm sure once it's over, and you're settled it will be wonderful! It sounds like a great place.(I have two places that I consider home...and I'm biding my time until I can return to one of them too. :)

Happy packing!

Cat said...


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