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


after what seems like days and days of strong winds and lashing rain the sky cleared yesterday, the wind dropped and we woke this morning~the first day of december~to a pale blue/white sky and a heavy frost.

its wonderful~everything feels so still, motionless.

we went away for two nights at the weekend to join other members of the vanfest committee, staying at the three counties showground and so when i woke on saturday and peeked out of the window of 'pretty pagan' i was greeted with this view...

driving home however was dreadful, we were driving south and the bad weather was heading north/north west and so we were driving into the bad weather and it was getting colder and colder.

we drove down the long road, from one village to ours, the trees had finally lost the last of their leaves, making it seem even colder

the bridge which allows us to cross the river into the village was high...

and the smaller streams further on had burst their banks, making silvery streams across the grass

the trial run of pretty pagan went well~everything worked that should, the layout we have designed works and the huge bed was very comfortable~and so swampy has come home keen to get working and get it all finished. the only problem we had was heat! we were using a small fan heater which was really noisy and so now need to look for something that gives out decent heat with no noise!

now it is back to normal and my studies...


Tipper said...

Glad you enjoyed the trip-and the weather is improved. Don't study to hard : )

spirit said...

Glad you enjoyed your weekend out in pretty pagan.And,hope that you are feeling better.I'm hoping for another frosty night as the light from the nearly full moon looked awesome last night.Good luck with your studies.Sue x

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