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

~'no crap low fat stuff'~

...were the words just bellowed out to swampy in the kitchen.

see its my moontime and this month i am feeling really nauseous and have the kind of cramp pills cannot stop. i have been on the sofa all day with a constantly topped up hot water bottle wedged against my back and glass of orange juice with which to take my tablets...catch 22 as i feel too sick even to drink.
swampy has just been into the village to buy my a big pot of natural yogurt as that is the only thing i think will be any good right now...

he came home with the news he had bought the very last pot~otherwise i would have had to settle for pro-biotic LOW FAT...

sorry but i have problems with low-fat. having diabetes and high cholesterol (gifts from the duke and kimber line...thanks folks!) i well know i have to watch what i eat (and actually eat regularly...its the old catch 22 again) but i refuse to buy low fat but instead make compromises that allow me to have the full fat (and more tasty!) versions of food...you know what...i might even spoon some orgainc honey into my yogurt as well!

i have been sleeping much better this past week, without my usual valerian tea and i have given in to the increasing chill in the bedroom by putting on a thick wool blanket i was given by our old neighbour.
she had seen what i call my blue 'heir-loom' blanket on the washing line~this is one of those indian style blankets popular in the 1960's, and bought by my mum before she was married. well my neighbour kindly gave me a similar one in cream, green and orange and in near perfect condition that she had bought in 1964.

i love blankets, especially old ones and my mum told me today she has what sounds like a point blanket tucked away in a cupboard~i have hinted quite strongly i would love to see it...so fingers crossed!

well now the johnny depp version of 'charlie and the chocolate factory' is about to come on and i love it so take care all my readers!


Anonymous said...

Your neighbour sounds lovely; so thoughtful to give you a blanket.
I remember those blankets well. I had a blue one and an orange one.

We're into bed socks, quilts and hot water bottles while chilling on the sofa. So comfy!

Shirl x

Tipper said...

Congrats on the blanket score : ) Hope you are feeling all well now!

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