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

~long & hard winter~

my but its been a long hard winter
i have had a lot of flare ups with my bruxism and fibro and my body is coming to terms with the osteo arthritis.
so i have spent many days just sitting on the sofa or sitting in bed.
mostly reading or journalling

i have had no inspiration for anything at all.

just literally nothing

i am slowly coming out of it now, my room has been tided up and the clear desk is giving me some inclination to sit and create.

i think the full moon energies helped and i did a reading with the wild unknown tarot while snuggled up in bed. it was cloudy here and so we could not see her but i certainly was buzzing with life

we have had some gloriously frosty mornings here in this ancient forest

i love getting out in the garden early on frosty mornings, listening to the crows chattering away in the oak.

we have had a bit of excitement here with the grounding of the hoegh osaka between southampton water and the isle of wight.
we we drove down to calshot which is about a half hour drive from us and it was so busy~like a hot summers day~with people going down to see it

we took flynt and had a lovely walk along the beach hunting down fossils and hag stones

i have been moving music onto my ipod...

watching Vikings again before season three starts in march...

and loving this...

leveret has been sulking because we moved the sofa and armchair and so chose to sleep on my boots

and loving the new earth pathways diary


Twiggy said...

I love Vikings too, can't wait for it to begin. You do know I will be Vic Reeves style trouser rubbing again don't you ? It nearly happened when I watched Broadchurch last night. Keep your chin up
Twiggy xx

laoi gaul~williams said...

Twiggy this comment made me laugh thinking about the Vic Reeves trouser rubbing :D i admit Floki would warrant that!
i have never watched Broadchurch but have been told i must

Hearthwife said...

Glad that you are coming out the other side now {H} Boot sleepin' is almost as popular here as box sleepin', lol.

I now have a 'space' after much to-ing and fro-ing this week, can't afford to have the entire room to myself as we're quite squashed here, and I have every intention of making very good use of it! ;)

Anonymous said...

Hi Laoi, you sound just like I've been this winter. No energy or inspiration for anything. But now, hopefully the weather will brighten up, and you will have a respite for all your health issues, I too, have similar, with arthritis etc. I love reading your blog, am very interested myself in the old nature ways.
Bright blessings to you.

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