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


oh my but it is chilly here in this ancient forest

winter has been a long time in coming but it is well and truly here~in time for the solstice next week.

two weeks ago we had our village christmas evening and it was lovely we all gathered for the turning on of the lights~all the shops were open giving out mince pies and mulled wine, morris dancers performed, donkeys were collecting for the donkey sanctuary and a pony was giving sleigh rides and collecting to send gifts out to soldiers away from home and top of the evening was the village firemen rescuing santa from a rooftop.


here in our little hobbit hole we have our little tree in our front window and mantel decorated...with robyns green santa taking pride of place as usual!


we had to have an unexpected trip to the minor injuries unit in lymington the other day~flynt had become a little over excited and jumped for a stick-unfortunately he caught swampys had and not the stick resulting in a gash down to the muscle...ouch.
it is healing nicely and he has to see the nurse every few days to have it checked and dressed...but he is not able to drive and it meant we could not get into southampton to see seth lakeman play last  night (trying not to think of it...i am distraught).
luckily he is playing close by again in february and march...and i intend to go to both!


well the smell of my stew is calling me into the kitchen so i shall save the news of my adventure with my sister for another day...


Rose said...

How Swampy's hand heals nice and quick! Sure you will get to see Seth soon! I had this too when I got swine flu and I missed seeing Newton Faulkner...

Everything looks very festive. It has gotten cold down here too...

Rowan said...

Sorry to hear about Swampy's hand - hope it is soon better. Your village 'do' looks as though it was a lot of fun, how lovely to have the donkey there - hope he collected lots for the sanctuary.

jill said...

Hi Laoi,looks like you had a good night in the village for christmas.Your tree and fireplace look very pretty.hope you have a lovely chritmas.Love Jill xx

Miss Robyn said...

what a perfect, perfect post.. making me yearn for a winter Christmas.. although here - you would think it was autumn and not summer with the cold, misty days [I am in my element!]

the ancient forest sounds like a wonderful community - I really hope I do get to experience some of that when I come over next year.
hope Swampy gets better soon! ouch indeed !!

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