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

~too bogged down to blog!~

i am becoming increasingly aware of my lack of blogging of late~i feel i have been so bogged down with everything right now.

anything i do during the day that does not concern my studies have become a luxury
...i cannot remember the last time i picked up a book that did not concern ancient greece or the late roman republic and have a nice read.

...or the last time i woke up and did not have to think about getting some reading done, notes written, essay drafted

right now i am sitting here with part of my mind thinking over the conclusion to my essay and have i completed my bibliography ready to submit it by midday?

oh my word

its as if a large part of me has gone into hibernation, for no other reason than it is of no use right now~i have nothing else but my studies engulfing me

for this part of my degree i have one final essay and an exam in june...but already i am thinking of next years course~what do i choose to do?

i have it in my head to choose one that starts next february or shall i go completely wild and have a year off and resume next october?

if i took off a year would i get bored?

what would i do with myself?

well for a start there is the quilt i keep promising myself to make

the garden to tend

books to read

paintings i want to create

places i want to visit

and of course there is little Sgurr~who is finally coming home with us next wednesday, two months to the day we had to let our beautiful cody travel to the summerlands.
after we heard the news of the date late last night i went out into the garden, as i do every night, as i did every night with cody, for one last look at the sky and a sniff of the air...sure that cody still joins me in this ritual.

as i stepped out it was freezing cold and the sky as clear as it possibly could be and i caught the briefest flash of a shooting star in the west.

i found it comforting~it felt that it was the final sign i needed that this new path we are following with a new little life, is the right path.


twiggypeasticks said...

That is a lovely signal from Cody Keep on trucking with the studying I remember it well
Twiggy x

al hayball said...

Take a year off.


Welsh Wizard said...

Hi Lovely
I got here but like you time just dont allow it and I never remember my password anyway lol


Tina said...

Wow, seems like you are really busy with your studies. Hope it is fun and not stressing! I'd say continue, but be enot to put too much into the year. I am so happy for you that you know that you are ready for the pup. Last week I found myself thinking of Josy and for the first time it felt ok to me that she is gone instead of hurting so much (but it was the only time so far). Yesterday it was 8 months ago that we had to let her go…

Cally's Cottage said...

Do you know you will find plenty to do with a year off! I never thought that I would be happy to be at home but I cannot tell you how wonderful it is!!Our lives have never been better,I dont know what the future holds but for now 'Without time I am Free'...
Warm Wishes,
Cally x

miss*R said...

definately the right path!!!!!

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