(verb gath·ered, gath·er·ing, gath·ers)
1 bring or come together; assemble or accumulate; take in from
scattered places or sources; acquire by gradually collecting
2 take up from the ground; pick a quantity of; collect as a harvest
3 pull (someone) into one’s arms; draw and hold together
4 infer; understand
5 increase speed, force, etc.; summon up energy, thoughts etc. for
a purpose; gain or recover (one’s breath)
Come and sit by the fire
Come and sit by the fire and I will tell you a story.
You may have heard it before, or parts of it somewhere else,
or it may be as new to you as the dawn.
Come and share the food warming on the embers and sip from a mug of stories
Where wonder chases away a winter chill,
While flames dance and we beat out a rhythm of retellings and reflections.
Come and catch a story blown in by spring’s bluster, entangled on the wild wind
and lost in the air.
Come and quench the thirst of summer with drops of delight
drifting on the settled lake, easing on a rippled river, rocking on raging waves.
Tales picked up from autumn’s scatterings around our feet, where we tread,
gathered and carried on our journey ahead.
Come toast your toes and open your heart to a story,
told for you to know it, and share it,
in your own way one day.
Stories to turn cogs.
Stories to walk step-by-step by.
Stories to apply the brakes and stand still with.
Stories of this moment and in the next, of long ago and in places far away.
Come and sit by the fire and I will tell you a story, take you on a journey, breathe life into words, dive into new imaginings.
And on we will go, gently, together.
Explore seasonal tales and adventures from the Dragonfly Wood.
March – Transform April – Emerge May – Journey
June – Swarm July – Soak August – Breathe
September – Balance October – Harvest November – Dig
December – Explore January – Shelter February – Reflect
connect – care – create