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

~Oimelc~Lá Fhéile Bríde Blessings~

oimelc...imbolc...la fheile bride...it has many names but one meaning...

 so here we are, the doorstep of spring if you live here in the north

a time to honour Brigid the goddess of poetry, the hearth and  smithcraft and in Irish mythology the daughter of the Dagda one of the Tuatha De Danann~the people of the goddess Danu.

today it is clear and cold, so cold it is hard to think we are slipping into spring now, but looking closely in the garden the snowdrops are flowering and fuzzy buds are on my rowan...

the rowan is associated with this great fire festival and like linked with Brigid is associated with divine inspiration, illumination, intuition and the power of poetry and healing.


i was going to have an early fire in the sacred garden today but my wood supply is a little damp and my cauldron needs clearing out so it will have to wait.


yesterday we started to plan a trip to Yorkshire in june for a friend is celebrating her birthday...we are stopping at a campsite in Matlock, Derbyshire for a night or two.
a few years ago i posted about a two night trip we had there for a meeting of a camping club, so we did not have time to sight see. this time it will be for sight seeing as it is really beautiful.
after a few days in west Yorkshire we will travel to east Yorkshire to meet another friend...for the very first time despite us knowing each other for three years!

i have campsites ready to contact and the main route planned so now its time to start saving!

read: deciding which book to start...
taste: craving fish and chips!
see: Bondi Vet...puppies!
hear: the Bondi vet
smell: wood smoke
touch: Flynt
think: food
feel: cold

1 comment:

jill said...

Oh Laoi if you are anywhere near Whitby north yorkshireon your travels let me know we could meet up would be lovely to see you.Hope you are well love Jill xx

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