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

~a simple spirituality~

this is my path

the love of land, sea and sky reflected in my triskele.

a love of nature enhanced by the seasonal festivals that gives my life a cyclical rhythm~lets me connect that little bit more deeply with the life of the land around me, with times that have been sacred to our ancestors for thousands of years~

we have the autumn equinox or alban elfed 'light of the water' to celebrate in a few short weeks the day and night will be equal but the power of the sun will wane, the harvest will be over and we shall prepare for the long nights of winter.

will worthington

there is no book with words to follow and abide by~there are the myths and folklore of the land and the ancestors, an ancestral heritage to follow, bring alive and keep alive.
a heritage being kept alive with words and song.


Janet said...

This is a beautiful post. And I love the artwork.

My birthday is just a day before the autumn equinox. I love that time of year. I never think of it as an ending but more as a beginning.

Mel said...

YES!!! This is perfect description of my faith too....simple, rustic, moving with the tides and the seasons. It's so hard to define and grasp because it's ever-shifting....the ancient magic that runs deep in the land and the sea and the stars....

is that your own drawing? It's amazing.....rather tattoo-worthy actually....;)

laoi gaul~williams said...

no this is not my art work here~i wish it was! although it is making me consider getting out my watercolors and do some work

enchantedartist said...

This perfectly captures the beauty of you spiritual path...

JuliaB said...

Lovley post, and is that Will Worthington art? It is so distinctive and so lovely. x

laoi gaul~williams said...

juliab~yes will worthington! i have the green man tree oracle and i love his tree's, although tempted to get one of his others as well!

...link to be found in 'web roundhouse' for anyone out there interested!

miss*R said...

see that Celtic tree of life at the top? that is my very first tattoo!!

**life has been hectic the past weeks (I always seem to be saying that) so forgive me if I don't visit as often as I usually do.. doesn't mean i have forgotten you.. new grandbaby due any time!!

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