Wednesday, 21 March 2012

when i left england & hung the dreamcatchers

i left england. i took 4 suitcases full of books and faerie castles &
crossed the ocean with a wistful and free heart. when i landed my
wings were very tired... so i stopped moving and rested them for a
half cycle of moon-risings. tall pines held out their arms... white
wolves came out of the shadows and nuzzled my palms. i rested in
their fur while the moons sank and rose in the blue dusk and dawn.
then one day while in a dreamfast, a golden eagle came and spread
out his amber wings beside me. he cocked his head to spy me & i
climbed on his back. we flew up to a nest in the middle of the sky.
then i knew. it was time to take on the land. to cross the flatlands
until i reached the foothills of the southern rockies. the sky was salmon.
i was brave. ruby was with me. my books were in boxes. my hair was
straggly and so i wore a headband to keep it out of my eyes.
we travelled headstrong and fast for 3 days and 3 nights.
when i got to colorado the mountains sliced up out of the ground and
pointed towards the pink clouds. i saw hawks & crows & prairie dogs.
a bit of dust got in my eyes. i put a feather in my headband and stood
on some rocks. i hung up dreamcatchers on all 4 bedposts & thanked
the north, south, east & west. i am lighting candles in the morning now
and rising with the sun. i have met another starseed and our long days
are filled with new trees, tiny bells, soft sleeping and love. love. love.

22 comments:

faerie finder said...

photos are from spell & gypsy collective tumblr ♥

Shell said...

I love the way you write: full of romantic dreaminess.

rossichka said...

Happy first steps in your new life! Keep your wings, breathe deep and smile!:)

nadine said...

i am so happy for you!

Cait O'Connor said...

I absolutely love this writing, more please..

PS Your white cat is the image of my Molly.....

withoutwordswouldyouknow? said...
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Casey said...

Goodness! Thank you for such a beautiful escape, I hope you don't mind that I climbed upon that Eagle's back with you. Even though your hair was in my eyes.
:-)

stephanie dosen said...

thank you lovelies ♥
kiss kiss kiss xoxoxo

Ghia Photografy i pasje said...

Piękny ten Twój świat :) Pozdrawiam

E said...

Beautiful, beautiful post <3
and
with a whisper: are you a starseed like me?

Love,
E

Roselie said...

I love your writing! Good luck in your new life!

Pixie said...

A beautiful post Stephanie.....i miss your writings when you are away, so glad you are settled now where you are happy.
Pixie

Em said...

Reviving and revival. What more can I say...

Fleur said...

Teach me how to make such dreamcatchers!!
Xx

Oat said...

Oh nooooo princess! now we're an ocean apart again! cant believe I didnt chase you down for a cuppa when you were round in the uk. oh well, until the next time we meet, i shall draw more owls and feathers and hold in very close to my heart!
sending you lots of love and possitivity as always...I hope one day we can meet again,

your owl in the dark,
O.

Raggle Taggle Gypsy Girl said...

I love the photos and the dream catcher is gorgeous.....

Alexandra said...

I missed you! October to March is a looooong time without your poetry! I hope moving to america was for a good reason and not a sad one! I hope you're happy! I hope you're still thinking of writing some music. i've been longing to hear you for real into my headphones again !!
Lots of lurve!
Alexxx

Such a Wondrous Place this Faery Space said...

Listening to Nelly Furtado and All Good Things and having a goosebump moment because my Spotify music and this post seems appropos! I am so glad you have the transition animals greeting you! I am so happy to hear you light the morn. You are ready for a new moon and I give you wings always, friend! Welcome to it all! Glad to give you a spirit welcome home! Blessings, Amy Sperry Faldet (Wisconsinite;)

withoutwordswouldyouknow? said...

6 months to rejouvenate. 6 months of journeys, both inner and literal, to balance and find your bearings.
i hope you found what you always knew to be true.


welcome back ;)

Anonymous said...

http://www.nme.com/nme-video/youtube/id/i_IUdpsYNWU/search/daevid-allen-hugh-hopper--pip-pyle

(sorry forget to give you the link to "Shadow" previously; this does not need to be published here but it is a song about this very thing).

Minerva Black the shop keeping cat said...

England feels a little sadder without you. ; ~ ( But I hope you will be very happy where you are now. x

Pauline said...

You sound "at home" Steph, a good place to be ♥