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

~end & begining~

i finished my re-read of Gone With the Wind last night, having a few tearful moments when Miss Melly died~oh i know, i know!

so this morning, while sitting in bed with my lemon tea and watching my bird visitors finally find the peanuts i started...

during the years between my last reading and now i had forgot how gloriously, gothic and just plain odd it is. i am so excited to have finally started it as all three have been carefully packed away during the move.

if you are looking for a new book and want something...different...read this!


Laura B. said...

I don't re-read enough....you're inspiring me!

I'm reading Cold Comfort Farm right now and loving it --- ! I really enjoy the main character -- she is not afraid to ask for what she needs, and she's not afraid to speak her mind, or to sit in uncomfortable silence.... Plus, the book is hilarious!

I hope you have a good night. Good luck with the leaky bath...and yes, be glad you don't own the place :) (ours, I'm afraid, is bad, too....)

twiggypeasticks said...

There is an award on my blog for you!
Twiggy x

This Guy said...

WOW! Lots of good stuff to catch up on! I love reading and rereading gone with the wind. It truly is a glorious book! I try to reread it every few years.

Ah, the dreaded building inspector, they usually bring about bad news with them! Hopefully you are able to get the leaky tap fixed quicky, damp and mildewy wood quickly turns into dangerous mold! We had some in the house here too, it't hard to dry up and get rid of! Best solution is a mixture of water, bleach, soap and teatree oil. Its a great cleaning combination especially for colour safe surfaces in the bathroom! Straight bleach will work wonders aswell to kill that mildew!

Best of luck! Enjoy your new sourroundings! It looks wonderful

Anonymous said...

Sounds perfect...drinking tea and reading in bed. One of my most favourite things to do you know.
And Gone With the Wind, (I think)is the longest book I've ever read.
But it soooooo good, isn't it?

JuliaB said...

Oooh i am trying to get into gormenghast (can't spell) ... will try harder!! x

RunninL8 said...

Hi there! I've been catching up on your blog from my trip. Glad your move went fairly smoothly-sad about the beast, though. Looks like you all are settling into that cute place! What fun it will be making it all your own! Hope the mildew thing gets taken care of soon!
That second book looks very interesting-i'll have to check it out!

Ancestral Celt said...

I never did complete Titus Groan. Once I'd read the completion of Steerpike's story, I found the pace too slow. ;)

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