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


today i did something i have wanted to do for years~
i took the plunge and bought myself a pair of Birkenstocks...almost like these, a kind of browny leather.
years ago i read a book in which a hippyish character was wearing a pair and they sounded so lovely and comfortable i coveted a pair for my very own.

since having swine flu my m.e has been much worse and even my lovely handmade for me green boots sometimes make my feet ache so badly i wanted something with the reputation for comfort for those days.

i am hoping they arrive before i go away next thursday so i have something comfortable for plodding around in.

tomorrow we return to dorset to collect our new camper.

well i say camper in the lose description of the word-it is partly converted into a camper with some essential, expensive bits already in place, which means we will have some extra money for our own conversion.we are taking a train ride down to weymouth, past all our old stamping grounds~it will be so good to see maiden castle again.
once tomorrow is out of the way i shall be spending the following three days in some intensive revision-if i am anything like i usually am in producing great essays when under pressure of an immediately impending deadline then i think i should retain plenty of information to produce four pieces of written work of a standard to pass my exam.

busy days~i look forwards to them being over...


Mel said...

Oh, Joy for new shoes!! EXTRA JOY for new Birks!!

My hubs jokingly refers to them as my lesbian shoes--I call them foot-pillows...they are UBER comfy and I promise you you will be in absolute paradise the instant you slide your tired, aching dogs into them...

*sigh* (that's what your feet will say)


PS. Not to be nosey...well, actually, I am...what's m.e.? Wracked the brain but just can't come up with anything....


Rose said...

I had ME for many a year and it has been a long slow climb out of it. All of which you probably know... but because of this when I saw the word ME on the front of a newspaper in the supermarket this evening, I had to stop and read the article. Apparently a scientist has research to show that ME is caused by a virus...

miss*R said...

I might get myself a pair of these! My feet ache dreadfully sometimes... and I have even just spent lots of money on orthotics.. these birkenstocks that you bought, look really nice.
ps just exactly what is M.E? I know you have told me before, but it has left my mind xo

GooseBreeder said...

You won't regret your purchase but be warned they are addictive.If you need them for the comofort then you have an excellent excuse!!I have RA and at one point could find no shoes to wear, these did the trick.

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