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


today was my first walk out across the forest with swampy and little flynt for days and days~it was slightly chill and blustery over the forest but wrapped in my poncho and wearing thick warm socks with my beloved Birkenstocks (i have no shame in wearing funky patterned socks with my birks!)~it felt so good to be out and i felt the cobwebs of my recent ill health blow away in tatters, drifting off across the moorland and surrounding trees like tatters of cloud, racing upwards to join the clouds passing over our heads.
i did struggle a little for my m.e has not been too good and on wednesday i had to give in to it, something i don't do very often, and go to bed~my joints and muscles were aching so badly i could have cried, and i spent my time in bed placing a hot water bottle onto my joints in turn to ease them.

there were lots and lots of varieties of mushrooms~plenty of field mushrooms, including these making up a partly formed fairy ring (sorry the dreaded fuzzy blackberry was in action again!)...



plus assorted tiny ones of differing colors, which has reminded me to buy an identification guide so i can pick the edible ones when out.
i adore mushrooms and could, much in the way of hobbits, eat a fine, big plateful of freshly cooked ones quite easily.
its also time for me to track down some sweet chestnut trees and bring myself home some chestnuts~although i no longer have the open fire on which to roast them~unless i take myself down the road to my mum and make the use of her open fire.
beech nuts are also lovely if you can get some.


the forest is feeling so autumnal now, i really think we have seen the last of true summer, but its really no surprise as we are so close to the autumn equinox~is it really so close? where did the days go since the summer solstice?
blown to tatters and taken by the wind no doubt.

i am looking forwards to the darkening days, some of you older readers will know i am a soul of the autumn and winter~times of introspection, withdrawl, dark days and wild weather.


orchidlover said...

I'm with you. I love this time of the year. I love the colours and smells of autumn.Even the sight of my beloved garden disappearing back into the earth fills me with hope and joy.The flowers may go but that just means that it's' time for my Hollies and other evergreens to shine and work their magic in the garden. The autumn and winter brings all my birds into the garden to come and say hello. I'm sure they are the same ones year after year as they show no fear of myself or Stan my black lab. On the few sunny days we have in Wales I sit outside and watch them feed and squabble and bathe in the small waterfall that goes into the pond. Bliss

Love and hugs Gina xxx

mel said...

nothingn like a blustery walk to heal what ails you...'blow the stink off' as my mom says...lol

glad to hear you're on the mend though...time and rest is what it takes..

feeling you on the soul of autumn...me too, it seems..


Anonymous said...

Glad to hear you're up and about again Laoi.

dubgirl said...

glad to see you up and about, Flynt is so cute, bet that tail doesnt stop wagging! I think you are right about summer having left us now, but like this time of year, cant wait to go conker hunting, T and I love doing this, take care x

Kadeeae said...

So glad things are brightening up for you, seems as though you've had such a long haul in one way or another.

I am agree that Autumn is just the best time...Winter, maybe if I could ever get my feet and hands warm! Do so enjoy how it turns one inward, both in home and spirit.

Kath said...

"a soul of the autumn "
Ah...me too.
Thankyou for coming over and leaving me a comment, hope to meet in person at the Glasters SW meet.

miss*R said...

oh you poor dear thing - those aches are dreadful - I get them too, in winter, a combination of menopause and side effect of radiation.
I think we are all autumnal souls.. well it seems that we are.. however, I am looking forward to Spring Equinox after the bitterly cold winter we have had xo

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