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

~posting a day late~

we took a beltene stroll to the old clay pits this morning

the sun was 'sort of shining' and the rabbits hurried away as we appeared~the buzzards who had been crying their cries earlier were nowhere to be seen.


the day ran away from us at this point for we had to take my sister's dog billy to the vets as he has an allergy to some plant here int he forest and so needed a couple of injections.
we dropped him back at mum's, reassured her he was okay, had a cup of tea and came away with two small hawthorn saplings from her garden.

i have a plan to have as many of the sacred tree's as possible on our small patch of land and to date now have***

rowan~long known as an aid and protection against enchantment,indicates protection and control of the senses from enchantment and beguiling and of course sacred to the Druids and Brigit. It is a very magical tree used for wands, rods, amulets and spells

oak~has been considered sacred by just about every culture, but it was and still is held in reverance by the Druids and Celts because of its size and long life.

holly~associated with the death and rebirth symbolism of winter.In Arthurian legend, Gawain (representing the Oak King of summer) fought the Green Knight, who was armed with a holly club to represent winter.

hazel~enlist the aid of plant fairies by stringing hazelnuts on a cord and hang up in your house. Magically, hazel wood is used to gain knowledge, wisdom and poetic inspiration.

hawthorn~the tree closely associated with Beltene and which is filling the land with its white flowers.


its been a weekend of distractions; trying to get my essay finished, helping swampy where i can with the final stages of fitting out 'pretty pagan' and of course small pups demanding attention!

still i finally am able to publish this post!


Leanne said...

like minds and all that- i have all five of those trees here with me too Laoi!and elders too.

Leanne x

Crystalrainbow said...

Beltane blessings to you hun :) im so glad you managed to find me over at sparkle and shine sounds like we have a lot in common, i too suffer with CFS ME and was over on your other blog and watched the vid clip which was great.... i may have to pop that on my blog :) so pleased to meet you anyway hun, glad you found me :))))))) x x x

miss*R said...

ooh I want to string hazelnuts in my new home!!

a lovely post and I am sure that the grove of sacred trees will be just divine to be near!!

Rowan said...

Like Leanne I have all these trees in my garden along with elder and apple and yew. I'm late with my Beltane greetings I'm afraid though not if you go by the Old Stle Calendar:) Hope Pretty Pagan is coming along well and that you will all three have a wonderful summer togethre. Also hope Billy is better again 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