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

~oliver postgate~

like many people around my own age...and some older, my dad comes to mind...i was sad to hear of the passing of oliver postgate.

he created such wonderful characters that could never be re-created and were much loved.

my dad had a great fondness for ivor the engine, while i adored the tales of noggin the nog and bagpuss, to say nothing of the wonderful clangers and the little less well known pogles wood, which i absolutely loved.

so later i will take my noggin books off of the bookshelf~still in their little plastic bag, the much younger me kept them in nice and safe from harm, and re-read them...

* r.i.p oliver postgate*


enchantedartist said...

I have never heard of him...but I can see he created some wonderful characters...and made a lot of children very happy.


Anonymous said...

Very sad. I adore Bagpuss.

twiggypeasticks said...

Very sad indeed, I loved The Clangers and Bagpuss and Ivor as did Mr Twiggy oh and Noggin the Nog. Twiglet loves Ivor now and his DVD is on constantly. He even has a pair of Idris socks and a genuine Idris, which we made appear as if by magic on the Welsh Mountain Railway ;)
Twiggy 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