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The Drum

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Martie
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(touched by the sound of a pow-wow)  

The Drum


The drum the drum
full of the rhythm of burning
slow and deliberate
the heart’s cadence
where the soul vibrates
the wolf pricks up her ears
the eagle searches the tundra

The bells of movement
the circumference of the dance
like laughter like stars
like moonlite on fast water
the bells

The drum the drum
it is the silent prairie wind
the buffalo running
the baby stilled and sleeping

It is a warrior crying
it is strength
moving forward
looking back
a prayer a song a dance

feathers and fur
stretching time
the dance the music
the drum the drum.

the life


[This message has been edited by Martie (edited 07-31-2000).]
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1 posted 07-31-2000 01:37 AM       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

Martie~

And you knew your little Cherokee friend
would be here to dance to this one ...

'It is a warrior crying
it is strength
moving forward
looking back
a prayer a song a dance'


You please me with this.
There is magic serenity in the drums.
<~~~~*White Feather*~~~~>


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The drum the drum
full of the rhythm of burning
slow and deliberate
the heart’s cadence
where the soul vibrates
the wolf pricks up her ears
the eagle searches the tundra

The bells of movement
the circumference of the dance
like laughter like stars
like moonlite on fast water
the bells

====================
oh man i love this...
this poem is so cool martie...
wonderful inspirations...
awesome poem!!!
later-tom-tom-gator
jm
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let this drummer boy play for you the rhythms....

thanks for making me go ga-ga...

Martie, my regards...

Sudhir
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Indeed wonderful.

Jon
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Excellent Martie!  My heart beats with rhythm to the drum of your words ... wonderful!  

Best wishes,
/Kit
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beautiful images. niceley done.

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Martie, I can hear the rhythms every word. I just want to dance wildly to this poem.



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Martie...I agree with everybody!  What more can I say????


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The signifigance of the drum to all those images of life is wonderful composition Martie....very well done!!
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... and what a beat it is. My peaceful rhythms be your guide.
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Such elemental forces in your writing here...reverberant, "feeling" verse, Martie.

~ Claire

Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each other's eyes for an instant?......Henry David Thoreau

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Martie, what lovely images this brought to mind. Thanks for sharing it with us.
                             Juls
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I loved the way you tied the drum into the voices of nature and life itself.  You have paradiddled your way to my soul on this and I thank you for that.  EXCELLENT

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If you haven't been to a pow wow, you should go to one...it is a truly remarkable experience...thank you for all your replies to this poem...I wanted to, but failed I think to really tell how it sounded...Hey Mark...what is a paradiddle?
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Can't beat this one, Martie  
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I'll flamadiddle with you any time Martie.
Great poem... took me back to the heritage of of the plains of Kansa...
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Martie-just a very basic pattern in drums 101......but very rhythmic and powerful.  Yes, Native Americans use them all the time, however I do not know the term if any that they use for this.            
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Yes, the drum sounds whether we hear it or not...and the spirit walks where it will, and when it will in what we define as time. This spirit you speak of, I have met...as you know. Another has met you, as you may also know....

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