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

~belated blessings~

~in the catch up of my week i forgot~

*lughnasa blessings to you all*

my harvest consisted of blueberries and tomatoes, leaving me hopeful of the means for a much larger harvest next year.

so the wheel has turned again and it only feels like yesterday that i was talking about the summer solstice~where is the time going this year?

we had many plans for this year but because of the many hospital and doctors appointments, and the vagaries of both of our health (it sounds awful, as if we are both ancient and ailing) we have done very little.

our days have been slow and meandering, taking our hints from my m.e and its assorted symptoms and poor swampy with his AIH and very painful back, doing what we can when we can~and ignoring it all as best we can during the 'what we can' times.

i have to say i hate all this compromise~life is all about 'well if i rest up now then i will be okay for this' for both of us.

2004 was our last snowboarding trip to Heavenly in Lake Tahoe i had spent the previous 8 years travelling to snowy destinations each year for snowboarding and on our last trip we spent 14 days solid going up the mountain by gondola and snowboarding down again.

was that really us? it doesn't seem like it now.


Laura said...

lughnassadh blessings to you

i can completely relate with the health thing...i guess we need to just keep believing and being positive that it will get better and we'll be able to do as we will when we want! :)

miss*R said...

I cannot believe how quickly the Wheel seems to turn. before I know it, it will be Midsummer here.

Kadeeae said...

I too have another 'self' that is quite different to the one I am now, suppose many people do =) The difference for me is that I don't miss mine . . .

Here's hoping that the self you are now is leading you to somewhere/something that nourishes your spirit.

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