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

~*jar's & moleskines*~

freshly caught fairy folk***~~~***new forest trading

*in a jar*

this is how i am feeling right now, keeping to doctors orders.
i still have a few days left in my 'isolation ward', although as beth, keiths niece, who has been here all week, is off with my sister until tomorrow, i can be a bit more 'free range' with my germs.
i am feeling much better now, my temperature is down but i have developed a highly unattractive, hacking cough and keep feeling really cold.
i am at that stage where i feel better but not well enough to be back to normal.

last night i was going crazy and really needed to get out~despite having my windows wide open i felt as if i could not get enough air, so, gaining swampy's permission went into the back garden for five minutes~enough time to watch the rising moon coming up and shining through the wild, rambling roses~a fine sight. i soon became cold so went back to bed where i spent an hour coughing and sneezing. great.

this morning i woke and felt awful and its only in the last couple of hours i have felt well enough to have a play on my laptop and have another five minutes in the garden, before i came over all feeble and hurried, slowly back to bed~which is where you find me now.

today my sister and beth went off to london to the second of our take that adventures~without yours truly obviously~i so wanted to stay in that swish hotel.

i have given into a journalling compulsion i have had for a long, long time~always resisting, always telling myself i had a journal, in fact two journals, three if you count blogging.
so as compensation for missing the weekends adventure i ordered myself a soft cover Moleskine notebook~mmmmmmmmmmmmm

my journaling has always been hit and miss and sitting on the train from manchester last week~secretly incubating the flu i imagine~i had a collection of thoughts that i immediately knew i would forget all about very quickly, my m.e plays havoc with my short term memory something dreadful~all i remembered of these thoughts later was to tell swampy it was 'significant'. not in a global, save the world kind of significant, but significant to me. i have had a lot of thoughts like that, which remain in my mind as things i wished i had remembered...
i have visions of my new,improved journal, i just have to brave when looking at those pristine pages and journal with a frenzy!



well now that was a bit ambitious of me.
i moved myself into the living room to watch the tour time trials~after five minutes i was really cold, decided while i was 'up and about' have a quick bath~i am now back in bed feeling very unwell.


Rowan said...

Poor you, not only feeling grim but missing your concert and the stay in a nice hotel too. You deserve your moleskin notebook! Hope you feel much better very soon.

Leanne said...

still wishing you well very quickly

Leanne x

dubgirl said...

Sorry to hear that you have not been well. Sending a virtual hug and hope you are better very soon. the notebook is lovely, it looks very 'strokeable' if that is a word.

miss*R said...

ya really got to look after yourself... if you want a quick bath to freshen up.. get back into bed straight after.. and snuggle. imagine yourself a little girl and look after yourself as such.
if you have pepperming oil, get Swampy to wash the skirting boards and window sills down with it.. it will freshen up the room...and burn some peppermint oil if you have an oil burner.. only about 3 drops, not too strong..
if you push yourself too soon, it will take longer to recover..
now I sound like a mum!
sending sunshine & light on this Sunday Morning.. if I lived near, I would be on your doorstep with a basket of goodies.. like Mrs March in Little Women! xo

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