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~

*sending solstice blessings to you all from the heart of the new forest*

glennie kindred

so we have entered the longest day and from here, although it is hard to believe, the days will slowly shorten and the nights, the darkness increase.

this solstice day in the new forest is lovely~blue sky with a little light, whispy cloud~the baby sparrows are being particularly rowdy in the garden and i can hear the jackdaw families chattering in the big evergreen behind our little house.

yesterday we finished packing up 'pretty pagan' for our week away~my old~older than i am~wool blankets are packed~three of them, i never go away without them and they have multi-purpose uses, i have some clothes in a bag~my two skirts, vest tops, jeans and pyjamas and now, more importantly i have to make my book selection...

this is difficult~i have many books on the go already and i just know that while away i will have the urge to read something from another book.

my 'book bag'is one i bought a few years ago and is very much like a carpet bag but made of a soft plaid blanket and it can hold many books~who needs lots of clothes when you can have more books?!


miss*R said...

I wanna come!!!!! I wanna pack my boots and skirts and come with you!

Leanne said...

happy campinbg, blessed solstice!

leanne x

Rowan said...

Solstice blessings to you Laoi - it's been a beautiful day here, perfect summer solstice weather. Enjoy your holiday.

dubgirl said...

Have a lovely time x

Kath said...

I am pleased you sent me over to visit Al. My dogs are rescues, so were already full grown when we got them, so I am really enjoying the photos of Tilly as a pup.
Have a wonderful weekend away. Kath X

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