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

~Beltene is tapping at the door~

*bright fire*

the return of the sun

here in the northern hemisphere the celtic fire festival of Beltene is gently tapping on the door

the land is fertile and summer is now closer than ever

it brings long days

with fire to aid us in this transitional time


next year i will be able to celebrate with a small bonfire, this year however i have to content myself with lots of candles scattered around my garden and hanging lanterns.
i am hoping the predicted rain holds off at least until well into tomorrow~looking out of the window there is very little blue sky showing through the grey clouds~i am not hopeful to be honest.


Granny Sue said...

We'll be lighting a fire tomorrow night, laoi, and thinking of you and your fire across the sea.

twiggypeasticks said...

Your plans sound lovely, sadly it is bucketing with rain up here. Just shepherded two smalls home in it, deep joy !!
Twiggy x
PS Can you recommend any books for me along the lines of Paganism for Dummies???

Ambermoggie, a fragrant soul said...

And isn't it tapping loudly at the dorr?
Happy Beltaine

Leanne said...

a blessed beltane to you laoi, from a torrent of rain in dorset! Looks like its set in for the evening too, so I too will have to light candles indoors..

Leanne x

miss*R said...

those candles sound just perfect! there is something very sacred about candles.[hmm I might post about that! i have a story to tell ]

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