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

~alban hefin~

*the light of summer*


*the summer solstice*

has the great wheel really turned that fast?

the sun is nearly at its maximum peak of the year and we are coming to the longest day and shortest night and of course the nights will slowly draw in darker as the days pass as we work our way through the waning of the year and the holly king takes the mantel from the oak king~the sun god dies to await his re-birth at the winter solstice.

our ancestors saw life coming from the sun, it gave them life, supported them and fed them and at this time every growing thing is at it height, as full as life as it can possibly be.
bearing that in mind then, the solstice is the best time to gather your herbs and keep an eye out for the green man watching you through the leaves...


today is more like autumn or winter, with heavy showers between the odd patch of blue sky, so it is a day for reading and crochet

*have a good day*


Tina said...

Just two days ago I got aware how far in the north-west the sund goes down right now, and how high up she still was at around 8pm! I love this time of the year when everything is so green and growing like mad!

Rowan said...

Definitely not the greatest weather for Summer Solstice! I hope it will improve by the 21st but I suspect I may be disappointed! Enjoy your autumnal pastimes:)

Leanne said...

its very cold here again, I am on the point of lighting the fire even though its almost the summer solstice! I will shortly be heading for the sofa and some crafts!

leanne 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