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

~words from my sick bed~

well actually from my sofa...
i felt really grotty yesterday and i thought it was just my m.e playing up and reminding me to slow down and rest more, but i woke in the night all snuffly and coughing and today the cold has really set in.

i changed into my pyjamas about 2pm and been on the sofa ever since and i am backing a pot of milky macaroni with brown sugar and mixed spice in the oven~staple food whenever i feel really unwell. poor swampy is having to fend for himself with tomato soup tonight!

this past month, what with the move etc i have been feeling really...and i mean really disconnected from my 'spiritual' side, it made me feel really odd.
but while i was away in pippin, camped up at the foot of the malverns its all came back to me...i was standing outside in the mist looking up at the sky and took a big breath in...it smelt of damp, of falling leaves, wet earth, wood smoke and there was a chill in the air reminding me how close we are to the autumn equinox~mabon.
the year is slowly creeping towards its end and once again we find ourselves turning inwards~it feels as if i am ready to embrace this coming time...


miss*R said...

you look after yourself dear Lee!
will send some Healing energy to you tonight xoxo

This Guy said...

So your laid up on the sofa eh? Well that is the perfect place to be when your not feeling the best! ;) AND the Macaroni sounds awesome!!

I'm glad to hear that you are starting to find your connection again, it sounds like Stella is getting her Groove Back ;)

al hayball said...

Sorry to hear you aren't feeling too good Solst. ..and poor old swampy with tomatoe soup! get better soon alX

Rima said...

Hello Solsticedreamer, thanks for visiting me, lovely to meet you.. and I'd love to see more pics of your converted citroen - it looks excellent! :)
Hope you feel better soon... I shall be back!
Cheerio for now

Anonymous said...

yummm....macaroni & brown sugar? I'm gonna have to try that.
Hope you're feeling better soon and in the meantime, it is the perfect weather to curl up all cozy on your couch.

This Guy said...

How are you feeling??? We havent had an update yet, just wondering if you've made it off the couch! hehehe ;)

Leanne said...

hope you are feeling better now Lee

leanne x

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