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The Story of the Dream Catcher

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Sunshine
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The Story of the Dream Catcher

Sit with me my children, stay with me a spell
so I may share my ancient story, let me speak it well.
I have hidden knowledge to share with you indeed
so ride along to my world upon my pure white steed.

In the tent of communal life, round fire burning bright
come forth visions in the smoke, late within the night.
So listen with your inner ear, and see it with your soul
as our spirits travel back, long before earth was old.

The universe came into being, created by just one song
sung by Grandmother Spider, way before words came along.
Her duty was to watch over all, including the human forms
as she watched, she was saddened, seeing our inner storms.

The human children suffered of tiring endless bad dreams;
so one day Grandmother Spider had within her a scheme.
Grandmother Spider went first to the Willow’s tree
asked “may you suffer one Willow branch, give it just to me?”

Then she traveled with friend Wind, and visited Eagle’s nest,
asked Eagle for a feather “for indeed, you have the best.”
Soon she had taken the lovely Willow, bending it around
she connected you and me, in circle’s life we’re bound.

Then she took her wisdom, and spun her web into life
all of this in her ageless quest to rid us of our strife.
For the web of wisdom is there to catch all evil dreams
within Willow’s branch they’re held, smaller than they seem.

Then by Grandfather Sun’s morning rays the evil burns away
held within the Willow’s branch, as no evil should ever stay.
The Eagle’s feather hanging below Willow’s branch connection
allows good dreams to center pass, as was Grandmother’s intention.

Should you take this ancient lore, handed now from me to you,
then you must know thing more, before come morning’s dew.
Allow good dreams to come to you, for come to you they will,
and if you have the Dream Catcher’s web, they will be fulfilled.

©KRJ
8 November 1999


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Sunshine
Look, then, into thine heart, and write ~~~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

© Copyright 1999 Karilea Rilling - All Rights Reserved
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1 posted 11-08-1999 09:20 AM       View Profile for Pepper   Email Pepper   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Pepper

A charming story and a very delightful read.......liked this much Sunshine!

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A soul that writes from the heart and shares it, truly gives a gift extraordinaire!

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2 posted 11-08-1999 10:56 AM       View Profile for Watcher666   Email Watcher666   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Watcher666's Home Page   View IP for Watcher666

Well done!!! Beautiful weaving of this tale.

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Illusion...what we see and what we do...it's all up to you.
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3 posted 11-08-1999 09:31 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Beautifully told, Sunshine! I have a Dream Catcher that my daughter got for me when she visited New Mexico! It is lovely to look at.
Again, Sunshine, beautiful!

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Denise

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4 posted 11-08-1999 09:41 PM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Sunshine,
One of your best, I was impressed.
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5 posted 11-08-1999 09:44 PM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

O'siyo .. my friend ...
This Cherokee knows well the Dream Catcher legend. You have woven it well.
Inspires another tale worth weaving ...


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Sunshine, I too have a dream catcher.

Beautiful.
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Pepper, Watcher, thank you ever so for coming to read and share your comments;

denise, Sy, thank you for being "beautifully impressed..."

Marge, I read your piece, hoped it was inspired by mine...and thank you for your words of praise, I didn't know if I would do the legend justice or not...

Ohme, thank you for sharing!
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Thank you so much Sunshine!! I have quite liked the Dream Catcher's for ages now, but not wanted to buy one until I knew their meaning. Shop assistants never knew!! So thanks for the lesson weaved so beautifully into poetry. Loved it!! P.S. I will definitely be buying a dream catcher now!!!!

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~Isis~
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Isis, thank you for reading. My husband pointed out the detailed story to me, and said "here, make a poem out of it." However, I think I disappointed him with this piece, he expected something different. But, Marge said I did pretty well, and she's the expert.
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10 posted 11-09-1999 03:39 PM       View Profile for Munda   Email Munda   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Munda's Home Page   View IP for Munda

Now my dream catcher means even more to me. Thanks Sunshine, liked this very much. : )
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Thank you Munda. You CAN picture it, can't you?
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12 posted 02-17-2001 04:49 PM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

Karilea~
*smiles* at remembering this beauty~
~*Marge*~


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Well, look who was rummaging around in the archives just this February....

thank you Marge!
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Sunshine, this is a beauty and it goes to my libray as I'd like to share this read with my lil one because I'm sure she'll enjoy your poem as I have...

Psssssst... Marge, thank you sweetie for popping this up from the archives
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