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

~solstice blessings~

i was up early this morning
at 5.30 the sky was dark and the stars shining down as the fire was started and flame put to the charcoal in my small cast iron cauldron...

the 'yuletide' incense sent to me by my friend Tilli is gorgeous...

i released my little bundle...

and a waning crescent sat in the sky...



jill said...

Oh how lovely Laoi,happy solstice love Jill xx

MorningAJ said...

Many blessings for Yule and the winter Solstice. Thanks for sharing your celebrations.

Twiggy said...

Lovely, Solstice Greetings
Twiggy x

Linda said...

Beautiful Ceremony...I have spent time this year reading more about the Solstice celebrations...they really are beautiful and more in touch with Nature...I am tired of all the buy buy buy that pounds on us... Thanks for sharing this...:)

Happy Solstice...:)

Rose said...

Beautiful! Happy Solstice! *hugs*

dubgirl said...

Yule blessings

Kadeeae said...

Blessings to you & yours, if belatedly :)

Steph said...

At 5:14 precisely, we toasted the setting sun with mulled wine and looked at the lead coloured sky and pouring rain and soaked earth, thankful for such warmth but regretfully too as we had a bonfire prepared but it was too wet and somewhat scattered after the storm ' Joachim ' on Friday.But it was s good feeling !
Happy Solstice XX

Anonymous said...

Beautiful, glorious pics of this wonderful ritual. I did my own little celebration as well.
Cheers to 2012!

Yarrow said...

Bright Blessings to you my dear :D
I love my new kitchen and highly recommend having a go :D
Your cast iron cauldron is adorable, I'm very envious :D

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