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

~beltaine walk~

i went over what i have always known as 'black bridge' to the wild fields beyond, that hundreds of years ago was clay pits, mainly to see the foal that had been born just a few hours earlier~luckily it is only a few minutes walk, the worse bit over the bridge itself...old, mossy wooden planks,some with gaps between showing the drop below, some horribly wobbly~i hate hights

over the bridge it was like entering another world and it made me think of rowans post today~a day when the veil between us and the fey is thin

there was a strong feeling of being watched and out of the corner of my eye i caught a flash of white, crossing the path...

mum was being protective of her new baby


Eileen said...

Thank you for taking me on a walk through your part of the world -how lovely all the shades of green are, the leaves, the soft light on the narrow paths -the new life nestled on the grass. I'll think of it all day as I sit through lectures all day (it is a professional development day for the teachers -usually boring -but I always hope that I hit upon some good lectures)

Tea with Willow said...

Oh, those paths look soooo inviting! - a magical place indeed! And what an honour to see that newborn foal.

Beltane Blessings to you,

Willow x

Elizabeth Rhiannon said...

Your pictures are beautiful...thank you...Blessed Beltane to you ~ER~

Rowan said...

What a beautiful walk, it does indeed look magical on that forest path. And magical to see the new young life at the end your walk, such a beautiful sight. Beltane Blessings to you on this lovely day.

Tipper said...

Your photos-and words make me wish I could have taken the walk with you.

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh! Such gorgeous photos!
The mama horse and her baby takes my breath away!
What a beautiful walk it must have been...creepy bridge and all!

* award for you on my blog!

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