No folklore cottage built of stout walls for Merrily, her home was built of wood and dreams and together they travelled the lanes and byways as she pleased. No crystal palace for Merrily, her home was painted green and yet inside shone as bright with candle light as any palace home. Her furnishings were of simple fare but made of love and with much care. Patchwork covers upon her bed, each square a memory of treasured thoughts once enjoyed. Trinkets bartered through the years, jar's a plenty for her potions and books all lovingly created to hold her thoughts, dreams and recipes, all her life within one wagon.
Merrily’s garden was where ever she hitched her horse of grey, Foggy by name he pulled her home near and far by day and enjoy his rest upon the green in contentment of a job well done. Her friends and neighbours were of nature grown, her other companion, Ebony, a raven as black as night intended. The day shared it’s light and the night hold no terrors for Merrily, at one with the seasons, each turn of the moon saw her moving on to fresh pastures, eager to see what other delights the road had to share. Her clothing was a patch work of colours and matched the seasons each in their turn.
In Merrily nature found an ally and keeper of secrets. In nature Merrily found a home and a bounty of magic which she wove in to potions to delight and cure the body and senses or to capture fleeting hearts. Footsteps were heard where ever she stopped, as down leafy lanes people did tread in search of the remedies so lovingly made with full intent of wish and knowledge. The spirits of the land gather by her wagon at night to talk of tales from long ago and Merrily did dance the night with those long though to be gone from this land. A gypsy witch was Merrily and happy in her life was she.
Thanks for stopping to read my story about Merrily the gypsy witch, there will be more about her in the coming months so keep an eye open for her.
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