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

~mr. sandman~

'Mr. Sandman, bring me a dream
Make him the cutest that I've ever seen
Give him two lips like roses and clover...'

oh my word~my sleeping patterns are all over the place right now.
i would say that for at least three nights a week i sleep fitfully for a few hours after going to bed exhausted around 9pm. then i wake and have what my old occupational therapist in my M.E management group called 'washing machine head'!

you know that feeling of laying there in the dark and you have a million thoughts running through your head?
~the night before last i listened to my ipod until about 5am, last night i got up at 2am, made hot milk and spent an hour reading 'the forests of avalon' befor getting to sleep. to night i decided to force myself to stay awake until i am really tired~so here i sit, blogging and listening to radio 4.

i keep popping outside to see if the sky is clear for this week is the annual return of the Perseid meteor shower which will be gracing our skies this week.
i think the single one i saw at my full moon ritual was maybe an early arrival. if the skies are clear tomorrow we will be going with our friends and neighbours, mother and son pauline and layton up to the high heathland just outside the village where we will have a wonderful view.we will make sure we have water, milk, tea and biscuits and have a little party!


Jopan said...

that party sounds wonderful. i wish i could go. :)

Rowan said...

Hope you managed to get some sleep in the end, one of my DILs has problems sleeping, it must be miserable. Thanks for teh reminder about the Perseid shower, I shall go out and look tonight though cloud and/or urban light pollution might be a problem. Still, if I don't look I certainly shan't see:)

Mel said...

Ugh...sleeplessness...torture, pure torture!! I know washing-machine head very well....

If I get up in the night -- usually to pee (too much tea before bed) I force myself to 'not think' so I'll be able to go back to sleep again...:)

Every Dark Moon, though..I wake up at 3am and can't go back to sleep...

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