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For Marge

The wind shifts,
buffeting its echo in my ear,
matching the rhythm of my heart beat
matching my steps 'cross the grasslands
my spirit is beside me in the
eagle's screech,
and the prick of the rose's thorn.

The white man does not know the land,
only what he takes from it;
he does not know the center
of his universe,
only what he makes of it.

When the wind shifts
he knows not
what the animals know
and he does not listen
to his heart beat,

nor does he walk
'cross the grasslands
no spirit is beside him
and although the eagle screeches,
he only sees blood
when the rose's thorn pricks.

I sit beside the water's edge
touching the mountain's wealth
of winter's splendor
come down to me.

The white man does
not know the water,
only defecates in its bounty,
thinking only to cleanse himself
in purity.

The wind shifts,
buffeting its echo,
matching the rhythm
of long ago steps that crossed the grasslands
a spirit is in the eagle's screech,
and the prick of the rose's thorn.

İKRJ
9 May, 2000



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

© Copyright 2000 Karilea Rilling - All Rights Reserved
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Wonderful poem, Sunshine...Marge is going to love it!
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Very well written, Sunshine.....call me psychic but I think she'll like it, too
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3 posted 05-10-2000 05:17 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

Karilea~
Of course, I love it.

My spirited friend, you drive the memories across the plains ,up into the mountains and across the sky ... soaring into my heart.

At peace with the thorns which fall from the graceful stemmed rose, I soar in unity with the coming of the legends of the past.

With eagle's eye I can see that a change is coming ... a change is coming.  The memories careen across the plateau of this place.
Once again ... abundant, clear water shall flow across this land.
When the White Buffalo Calf is returned ...
lightning will flash and thunder will rumble ... it will be so.

*Thank you for thinking of me.
The spirit of the great Cherokee knows your name ...
and it is friend.
~*Marge*~



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This was beautiful Sunshine, and touched me deeply.  How I wish everyone could appreciate the glorious earth and her bounties in the ways of old.  It cries too often amongst the desecration we bestow upon it daily.  Wonderfully written ...

Best wishes,
/Kit
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Let the Sunshine in.... This is wonderful - You've outdone yourself... again..  
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Martie and 'Deer...I think you were both psychically correct...

Marge, would you laugh if I told you when in CFG, my Indian name meant "Friend..."?...

Kit, your challenge is to write something along this line...we will all watch for it...because I can see you feel this way too,

Nan, that is high praise indeed, and I humbly thank you for it...
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This is very beautiful, Sunshine!

Denise
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Sunshine~
You sure do know how to brighten our world  
Love to you
Tracie~


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It is the harmony of the universe


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Thank you denise...

Tracie, what a lovely compliment.  Thank you...
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I've taken your challenge Sunshine ... I'll post shortly ...

Best wishes,
/Kit
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Sunshine,
I agree with Nan, wonderful words, wonderful poem. *L*
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Kit, the glove is off and I'm waiting...

Sy, to know that you echo Nan is balm to my heart...thank you...
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Lovely, Sunshine!!

Love and hugs,
Lizzie


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Thank you Lizzie!
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