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


sleep has been evading me a great deal this past week or two

i ran out of my Dr.Stuarts Valerian plus~ a kindly mix of valerian root,lime flowers,fennel, hops and passion flowers~ tea bags...

and after leaving a new box at the checkout yesterday,i was lucky enough to find two bags of Dr.Stuarts Tranquillity tea~a relaxing mix of hawthorn berries, lime flowers, scullcap, yarrow and fennel~hiding in a cupboard...

right now i obviously need something stronger, much stronger. so not only do i need to go to sweet joe pye for something to stop me being a crazed evil entity each month and shampoo and conditioner, but i also need some kalms sleep.


i have been awake since goodness knows what time~swampy came to bed very late at which time flynt decided to get up and eat his supper and then wanted to go into the garden~this obviously woke me up a bit too much and i lay for a while, staring up at the dark ceiling, then i put my ipod on~usually a bit of music sends me off to sleep.

not today for as i lay there i noticed the sky slowly becoming lighter and when it was light enough to actually see the lichen on our neighbours roof i gave up all pretense of getting back to sleep.

i made my way into the kitchen~the clock said 4am~and made myself a mug of lemon tea and some breakfast, then opened the windows to hear the bird song~and here i still sit.

its now 5.21 am and i am about to start on some revision notes...


Rowan said...

Nothing worse than lying there sleepless, doesn't happen to me often but the nights seem endless when it does. Getting up and doing something is the best thing but that must wear thing after several nights of the same thing. How about an afternoon nap to catch up?

laoi gaul~williams /I\ said...

i was thinking of an afternoon nap rowan! i should have a little rest every day as a way of keeping on top of my m.e~but i never do.
but today i think it will all beat me.

Anonymous said...

I'll have to give these a try =)

Many a sleepless night here due to being 'of an age' and a snoring other half =(

Lovely blog, btw!

miss*R said...

Daisy use to wake at 4am often and she would get up and make herself something warm and wander around the house
hope you can get something to help you.. my new herbalist is brilliant and her teas are helping me tremendously!

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