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

~samhuinn blessings~

we find ourselves at one of the in-between times, a time when all times are one~to those who follow a celtic path the new year dawns.

the end of a cycle and the promise of the begining of another that awaits us at the solstice~giving us time to let pass on those things we no longer need.

we welcome the change, not figting against it, welcoming the dark nights~the big oak is still holding onto some of its leaves, but maybe not for much longer, for the predicted high winds tonight may well persuade it to finally let go of the summer.

this last week i have been unwell, really unwell and i have felt myself drawing inwards, gazing out at the trees that have lost their leaves, watching the oak slowly shed more and more~its outline from my bedroom window vanishing slowly and leaving me with bare branches.

a time to let go of grief and know those who have passed to the summerlands are experiencing new joys with those who made the journey before them...

i am feeling somewhat better today, still feeling unwell but able to make the pumpkin pies i have been promising myself~the smell here is wonderful, i wish you could smell them.

*~*however you spend your day and with whatever celebrations i hope your day is full of joy*~*


Rose said...

Happy Samhain Laoi!

I am beginning to wonder if there is some reason why so many of us have been ill the last week or two. Could it be linked to Samhain?

Pixiedust said...

Samhain blessings Laoi, swampy and cody! xxxx Pixie xxxx

laoi gaul~williams said...

hello rose~you know i think it must be. i have been feeling really miserable as just as my cold is going my moontime starts and i have been really poorly for two days. right now it seems nver ending! hope you are feeling better today xoxoxo

Rowan said...

Samhain Blessings Laoi! I'm sorry that you've been ill again, hope you will soon be feeling much better. There have been a lot of horrid colds around recently, let's hope it isn't an omen for this winter!

Mel said...

A blessed Samhain to you...and get-well wishes...


Kat_RN said...

Hope you continue to improve. This season is too good to miss by being stuck indoors.

spirit said...

Hope that you are soon feeling better Laoi.x

mama p said...

happiest samhuinn wishes, good guidance to the dark 'til the light again. i wrote about mine at my "other" more-specifically-pagan journal http://pilarkristine.livejournal.com
:) feel free to visit

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