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

~passed over for a damp chill~

taken on my last walk up the old church~a cheery picture for a grey, damp day!

we seem to be on the cusp of the icy blast here in the new forest.

when i walked home from my mums yesterday it was decidedly chilly and when i checked the weather forecast it seems the dividing line between the rain and snow/sleet sat right over the top of us...well it has.

outside my window there is a steady stream of fine rain falling and the sky is one solid mass of grey...but it is chilly.

cody has just been let out and tracked very muddy paws through the hallway and his fur has soaked up what seems to be a whole river just in the space of five minutes!

still, i have a day of note taking today and hope to get the draft of my next assignment well under way~i did very little yesterday as i went to my mums then sat and watched two rugby union matches, Ireland of course being part irish and then Wales. although i have no welsh blood (not that i have discovered yet anyway!) but, as some of you know, my irish family settled in wales during the time of the famine and their children where given what we see as typically welsh names~possibly to integrate them into society at the time and some of them married into welsh families. so of course i always support wales in the rugby.

so where has the year gone?

it has sped by so quickly and now we are coming slowly closer to yule/the winter solstice.

this will be our first yule in our new roundhouse/hobbit hole and i plan on making it a really special one, i am already burning winter spice candles in the evening.

its special because i am back in the village after ten years away and to see my family on christmas morning will be a beautiful five minute stroll instead of a stressful two hour drive, i will be able to walk into the heart of the village at dusk to see the simple lights strung across the narrow road and the little real tree's above each shop and if the donkeys, cows and ponies are there its even better.

well as i sit here writing the sky is slowly clearing and the temperature is dropping somewhat~time to get my books out and get to work...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I know what you mean, I can't believe the year is nearly over. Not sure I achieved all that I'd hoped to achieve this year.

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