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


its raining today~hard, and opening the back door the smell of rain, wet soil and grass was wonderful
the sky has been getting darker and darker and its so much like autumn i can almost smell it. the birds are going crazy in the garden and i have the back door wide open to let that fresh, wet smell and very slight chill drift through the house.

i cant wait, i long for those long dark nights and waking up in the morning knowing i can can wear the many layers i love, without wondering if the sun will blaze and i become too hot...

...the fallen leaves covering the ground, for here in the forest we have no council worker coming and sweeping them up and taking them away. they fall and stay where they are until humans, ponies, cows or donkeys wander through them...or of course the pigs come to root through them for food to to make a nice bed to pass the dark hours.
some people till sweep them up and burn them on bonfires in their gardens~creating the next best smell of autumn...a proper leaf and twig made bonfire.

oh my word

if we are driving along and i see the twining smoke of a bonfire drifting across the road, the window is opened and that wonderful smell drifts in...a true autumn smell...

and that particular smell of autumn...one of the most wonderful...

i find myself having to have doors and windows wide open, in the house and when we are out in pippin~to let the smells drift in.
of course not when we are on a busy road!
but to get out of the village we have to either drive through the forest or across the high heathland...

and that smell, the smell that is all autumn


Ambermoggie, a fragrant soul said...

Oh yes that smell, funnily enough I too have done an autumn post. Do you think the smell is enticing us all:)

twiggypeasticks said...

I love Autumn too, the colours, the smells, the early dark nights, the cosying up inside when it's cold and windy outside. I love Winter even more!
Twiggy x

Mel said...

OH, but I can almost smell it....

...yummmm..I LOVE autumn, I really am ready for it now....

...now that the stinking heat of summer has decided to hit...:(

Mel said...

left you something...


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