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

~my bookshelf~

~nellie and skye both have posts about their bookshelves and so i am joining in the fun and spreading the idea~

i wonder what the contents of my bookshelf tells about me?


our bookshelf has six shelves, with four given over to books and two for bits and bobs.
i have to say i have two other bookshelves however~a tiny little tucked in a small corner space facing my six shelves and a huge custom built one in our front room which takes up one whole wall and home to many, many books and our collective cd/dvd collection~but it is still too small and we are contemplating using the larger end wall in the room for an even bigger one~the possibility of not buying books is not an option!

for this post i shall look at the books/bits and bobs shelves...

~'one hundred years of solitude' by gabriel garcia marquez
~all of armistead maupins 'tales of the city'
~'wilderness man' by lovat dickson
~all of laura ingles wilders 'little house'
~'earth wisdom''sacred celebrations''herbal healers''a hedgerow cookbook' by glennie kindred and many other books on paganism/druidry...if i listed them all here this would be a long old post!
~'touch the earth~a self portrait of indian existence' by t.c mcluhan
~'ordeal by hunger~the story of the donner party' by g.r stewart
~'where the heart is' by billie letts
~stephanie meyer's 'twilight', 'new moon' and 'eclipse'~i am buying 'breaking dawn' to read during my post-op recovery.
~'the heart of the trail~the stories of eight wagon trail women'
~assorted bill bryson
~'dog heaven'
by cynthia rylant
~'fried green tomatoes at the whistlestop cafe' by fannie flagg
~all harry potter books by j.k rowling
~'driving over lemons~an optimist in andalucia' by chris stewart
~'gone with the wind' by margaret mitchell
~'doctor zhivago' by boris pasternak
~the 'stonewylde' books by kit berry
~'the pop larkin chronicles' by h. e bates
~all of tove jansson's 'moomin' books from my childhood~and i still read them today
~'the shipping news' by annie proulx
~the gormenghast trilogy by mervyn peake
~'the civil war' by g.c ward
~'the west' by d.duncan and g.c ward
~all of michael palin's travel books
~a hardback of the complete chronicles of narnia by c.s lewis~i have all of my paperback ~copies from the seventies on the 'monster' case
~assorted gardening/vegetable books
~'the complete advetures of curious george' by margaret and h.a rey
~'cosmos' and 'comet' by carl sagen/ann druyan


there are many, many more so i will not continue with my list of books.
as for the 'bits and bobs' i have part of my collection of mugs, two of codys toys, two ceramic piskies that belonged to my nan, a collection of small bears and bear memorabilia from tahoe, and a 'bunnykins' bowl from the 1920's or 30's.


so what is on your bookshelf?


Kath said...

NOWT! its all in boxes waiting for our move. I do miss my books tho, I wanted to make plans for the garden...I am so looking forward to getting them all unpacked. Only 11 days to go!

Ancestral Celt said...

Too many books on my shelves/in cupboards to mention. I do have a list at library thing, though, which can be accessed through my blog; it's somewhere in the region of 700+ books mostly relating to paganism, in one form or another.

dubgirl said...

our bookcase contains more than just books, it has photos and various nic nacs. I also have a small pottery bowl made on the isle of syke, which contains several small stones that my little boy has given me every time we have been to the beach, that is probably my favourite thing. Good book list x

Kadeeae said...

Sending good vibes for you today (Tuesday). . . hope all is going well *H*

Bookshelf will have to wait, lol.

Anonymous said...

Cool, cool, COOL!!!
I really enjoyed reading this.

John................................. said...

After a good clear out (given to a charity shop), I mostly have books on Buddhism, Quantum Physics and sustainable living/gardening. Oh and Helen has her own selected few :)

Ok so I'm a boring old fart lol

Lovely to read your pieces. Please keep on, (when you have time) 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