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

~solstice blessings~

so the darkest time of the year is falling behind us

it is now the time of the oak king

the wheel of the year has turned~and we are faced with the prospect of light and warmth~renewal as we look to new life and inspiration for the days ahead

in the darkness before dawn i walked our home, lighting two candles on our alter for the Dagda and Brighid~both symbols of the promise of light and life...

then out into the garden, dark and frosty underfoot i light a candle at the alter in the garden sending blessings across the land to friends far and wide


~however you celebrate this time of the journey back to the light i hope your day is filled with peace and joy~


Rowan said...

Solstice Blessings Laoi - I wish you a happy and peaceful Yuletide season.

Granny Sue said...

lovely post, laoi. It is the time for reflection too, thinking back over the past year and what will come in the year ahead.

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