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


sending out thoughts of thanks to all of you sending me good wishes at this time.

i have to say i woke up feeling cross with myself this morning for allowing it all to overwhelm me and so intrude into my blogging~a place that i always vowed would never become a place to moan and whine about my health~people have enough problems without coming here to have my moaning.

so i will try to keep it out of my blogging.

but i did think about it in the night and thought of my/our blogging friends who are ill and whose conditions sometimes cause them to bring into the blogosphere.
so, and i hope they don't mind, can we spread out some healing thoughts to those who are struggling right now?

i did wonder in the night if it was selfish to ask for some gentle, healing thoughts, not for the world but for individuals?

i have to say the recent post from the wonderful amber moggie struck a chord with me...her words reflect, even though the illness is different, words and thoughts that go through my head.

but that's quite enough of that.

we are coming out of the other side of two days of really wild weather~heavy rain and near gale force winds. sitting in 'pretty pagan' helping swampy...well actually providing moral support, in the building of the interior that will enable us to go camping, the wind roared around us and i could sit and watch the leaves whirl up into the air showing the shape of the gusts of wind, the trees were bending wildly and i was wondering whether any would actually fall. a few times the gusts would increase, we could feel it gathering strength and actually blow under the camper-almost raising her from the ground.
last night it began to settle and today i woke to total stillness and blue skies-the birds are going about their business without the fear of being blown off course. i am sitting here in the pool of sunlight that is coming though the window and i can hear the birds singing.

how is the weather where you are today?


Sue Simpson aka - The Purple Pixie said...

Ahem! Cough! The Pixie puts her bossy head on...My dear sweet pea.....did you not accept the Honest Blogger Award? Do you need to re read the statement? You are not to worry about spilling out. You do not need to feel guilty or sorry that you blogged about this. You ARE among friends and we care very deeply for you. Your pain is our pain and it is shared between us, our shoulders are wide enough to carry it...honest! And if we can lighten your pain just a little then it's all worth while.
Remember, you are loved, in all your aspects.

Sending you warmest wishes and brightest blessings,
Sue xxx

Jopan said...

the weather today is... cloudly and a little drizzly and yet the sun is oh so bright and the birds are singing fit to burst. its a strange mixture of everything today with a very noticeable air of expectation about the world.

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