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

~under a fog~

i have been flooded under a fog of a migraine since sunday~to make matters worse i had my Classical Studies exam yesterday and had done almost no revision since sunday.

what a time to have one that lasted longer than a day.

well i muddled through my exam, just knowing as i wrote that i was missing out important things like referencing sources~but you know, i just couldn't remember anything except the bare bones. my mind was a total blank.

i felt so relieved when it was over and went to bed full of the joys of summer for i now have eight months where my studies are not dominating my life.

that joy ended when i woke at 6am with the migraine back with a vengeance. its still there in the background.

i think i am stressed for keith has an important meeting regarding his health~the health problems that have been dogging him for over a year now has finally been diagnosed as auto-immune hepatitis.
this meeting can go either way so of course we are hoping for a good outcome and we can both stop feeling so stressed.


some fun is on the horizon however for we are off to a friends solstice camp on monday~the camp is only five miles from our home but on the coast over looking the isle of wight.
we only decided to go yesterday as a celebration for finishing my course and as either celebration or commiseration on the outcome of tomorrow.

so keep your fingers crossed for us tomorrow!


Rowan said...

Do hope you feel better soon, migraines are so miserable. I hope also that Swampy's medical meeting had positive results and that he can be treated - don't know anything about what he has so don't know what the possibilities are - healing energies coming to both of you though. Have fun at your solstice camp.

Laura said...

I'm so sorry you've been dealing with this migraine... I know exactly how you feel. I hope you feel better soon. Fingers are crossed for Keith as well.

dubgirl said...

Sending positive good health vibes to both of you, enjoy the camp x

Frugal Life UK said...

Just found your blog, lote it, love the shoes. I love conkers in totnes and the handmade shoes that they can repair and resole - i await the next installment xxx

twiggypeasticks said...

Oh dear I hope your poor head is soon better. Hope Swampy gets some good news. Take care of each other.
twiggy x

dubgirl said...

thanks for popping by my blog, you can never have enough birkenstocks, I'm desparate for another pair, but no pennies!!

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