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The Light Of Dreams

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Mark Bohannan
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In the winds of Cherokee song


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The Light Of Dreams

As the last ember gives way to the shadows of the night
A little warrior gazes out at all the wonders of this land
Visions soar to the wisdom ... traced in the eagle's flight
Grasping a breeze of heaven and clenching it in his hand

The spirits of a thousand warriors dance upon the wind
Swirling in a storm of thought ... filling his native soul
Each star promises a lesson as one by one they descend
Bringing the strength of a nation to aid the hunter's goal

Sleep will come tonight ... under the sky of passing times
Flowing through his heart encased in a legend of streams
The song of the buffalo now singing in the willows chimes
As youth turns to manhood and tradition lends to dreams

Sacred are the rituals ... though they only live in the dance
The hunt is in the never ... forever stitched within the seams
The little warrior weeps tonight as he knows his only chance
Trickles down the feather to be born into the light of dreams

Mark Bohannan




If you find yourself stranded in a storm
...then reach for my hand and we will play in the puddles together
© Copyright 2001 Mark Bohannan - All Rights Reserved
serenity blaze
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1 posted 01-25-2001 04:51 AM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

Sleep will come tonight ... under the sky of passing times
Flowing through his heart encased in a legend of streams

Hello fellow insomniac...grin, (we've got to stop meeting like this)

This is another stunning work from you...you are an amazing talent my friend. I loved the sacred mystical tone of this one. click in my library with you!
Kit McCallum
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2 posted 01-25-2001 07:09 AM       View Profile for Kit McCallum   Email Kit McCallum   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kit McCallum

This is fabulous Mark! What a beautifully enchanting read. I know one gentle spirit who is going to be soooooo delighted with this, as am I. Such a wonderful and soothing mood you've set with these words, it's just lovely Mark!  

Best wishes,
/Kit
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3 posted 01-25-2001 07:11 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

BrotherMark~
Upon the quiet of the early morning -
This gift - this gifting of your spirit ~
What a joy to behold.

'The little warrior weeps tonight as he knows his only chance
Trickles down the feather to be born into the light of dreams'


You've taken a step forward, into the sacred circle
of the Vision Quest, that knows no end.

May the fire of your spirit burn
with the discovery of who you are to be.

Love you~
~*White Feather*~ smiles.




~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
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4 posted 01-25-2001 08:41 AM       View Profile for Charisma   Email Charisma   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Charisma's Home Page   View IP for Charisma



wonderful Mark....love these outstanding fabulous art of you. and as you know buffalo's or bisons...are one of my favorites animal....so that's why I hide a link under the image....and hope that you all will sign the bufallo petition....hope that you dont mind that my friend....couldn't resist to do that.

but these wonderful dream will be saved in my library.

thanks for sharing my friend.

(((hugs)))
Charisma
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5 posted 01-25-2001 08:47 AM       View Profile for Mistletoe Angel   Email Mistletoe Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Mistletoe Angel's Home Page   View IP for Mistletoe Angel

What a beautiful vision! (sigh) I love dreams. All the spirits and well-said fantasy fit very well together here, you speak of the light of dreams so very well. May the stars speak to us with faith and wisdom and love. Excellent poem, my friend, thank you for sharing!

May love and light always shine upon you!

Love,
Noah Eaton
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6 posted 01-25-2001 08:49 AM       View Profile for Victoria   Email Victoria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Victoria

beautifully written Mark..a mystical feeling to your words..a lovely read

              ~V~


A poem is never finished, only abandoned.
- Paul Valery (1871-1945)


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7 posted 01-25-2001 08:55 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

The circle of always right, forever to be, encompasses your spirit and soul....well done, my friend.
Janet Marie
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8 posted 01-25-2001 09:48 AM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

Visions soar to the wisdom ... traced in the eagle's flight
Grasping a breeze of heaven and clenching it in his hand

The spirits of a thousand warriors dance upon the wind
Swirling in a storm of thought ...
Each star promises a lesson as one by one they descend
=========================

Sleep will come tonight ... under the sky of passing times
Flowing through his heart encased in a legend of streams
=======================
Sacred are the rituals ... though they only live in the dance
The hunt is in the never ... forever stitched within the seams
======================
Trickles down the feather to be born into the light of dreams
===============================







your so cool it rises off the page poet spirit ...


and how cool is this line.....

"each star promises a lesson as one by one they descend"

and this one

"Sacred are the rituals ... though they only live in the dance"

AND this one...

"Trickles down the feather to be born into the light of dreams"


waaaay cool ...
awesome write Mark...
effects and impresses the same way it did when I read another "indian spirit" inspired poem when you first came.
the imagery in this is your usual grace
and the message is poetic perfection.
very cool write ...
but then so is the poet  

mind if I file this in me library ...
under MCB  



"she calls me baby ...
she calls everybody baaaaby".
~jc mellencamp~ ;)

KokoStewartKoomoa
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9 posted 01-25-2001 11:01 AM       View Profile for KokoStewartKoomoa   Email KokoStewartKoomoa   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit KokoStewartKoomoa's Home Page   View IP for KokoStewartKoomoa

I would have to agree that every poem i read of yours is smooth as silk in the rhythm and the rhyme scheme is perfectly flowing. I admire your talent very much

Passion,imagination
and intellect
running together...
Poetry in motion~~~

Aloha with
warmest regards, Koko


Martie
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10 posted 01-25-2001 01:19 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

Mark--Awesome!  So many beautiful lines, and the knowing that comes from an open spirit..tis beautiful, my friend.
Mother_Earth
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11 posted 01-25-2001 01:39 PM       View Profile for Mother_Earth   Email Mother_Earth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mother_Earth

Mark, this is awesome!  Two of my grandkids are part Indian.  I have been trying to get their father to find out what tribes.  I envey them this honor.  I just love this poem and all that it says. Hugs from Mother Earth
Irish Rose
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this is a fine tribute, Mark.

Kathleen


Mark Bohannan
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serenity-Thank you for that wonderful reply and yes...much of the tradition is sacred and my hopes are that it remain so.

Kit-I am always gifted with a smile whenever you visit and I thank you dearly for that.  I am glad that you found the beauty in this one.

Marge-The journey to finding who I am to be is the most beautiful part and I am only taking notes along the way so as to have something to fall back on.  Thank you so much and I am honored that you felt the spirit in this piece.

Charisma-Yes my friend, I knew that from some of your works and I thank you so much for your kind reply and for the link.  You can bet that I will be going there to check it out and sign this petition...so a double thanks to you.

Noah-I think we all love dreams.  The secret is in knowing that all dreams are possible with the right frame of mind and vision into  the soul.  Thank you much.

Victoria- If I left you with any kind of feeling that would cause you to find a calmness then I am grateful.  Thank you much.

Sunshine-To always be is definitely where this one is headed.  Thank you much.

JM-Thank you so much my friend for not letting me give up on this one.  I know that special surprise for everyone didn't work out but I am not going to give up on it.  Your words always encourage me to stretch just a little more so that I can see what your reaction will be the next time.  The graphics are of course being put into the cowboy's museum of lifted "gif's" and I thank you for that too.

Koko-Thank you so much for those wonderful words.  I am glad that you find my style nice to read and your praise is not taken lightly.

Martie-Talk about open spirits....just look in the mirror my friend.  You are one of the ones that I am learning from in my poetry and the vision you bring to us daily is one that I strive to achieve.  Thank you from that bottom of my heart.

Mother_Earth-Whether we have native ancestory or not I believe it is important to know the past and the ties, so don't give up on it yet.  Thank you for your ever encouraging words and I am so thankful that you have joined us here.  You make it seem more comforting and definitely more beautiful with your poetry.

Kathleen-Thank you much.  A small tribute but it would take many librarys of novels to give the tribute that ALL Native Americans deserve.  I am honored that you liked it.

If you find yourself stranded in a storm
...then reach for my hand and we will play in the puddles together
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14 posted 01-25-2001 07:22 PM       View Profile for Gentle Spirit   Email Gentle Spirit   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Gentle Spirit

OHHHH Mark, this is just soooooo incredible!
I love reading poetry written about the native Americans, and have never read any finer than this.  It's a keeper in the library reserved for the elite...you definately belong there.  *btw*  I think your signature is just awesome!!  HUGS!!  

On the wings of words our spirits fly, and our souls are free.
Donna Smith

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15 posted 01-25-2001 07:54 PM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Mark,
I can't better Janet Marie, I always enjoy reading your writings. And yes she sure knows how to boost the ego's.
Mark Bohannan
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In the winds of Cherokee song


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Gentle Spirit - The Native Amercian culture holds a very large part of my heart and soul and for you to say this is the finest you've ever read honors me greatly.
thank you so much for your encouraging reply.

Seymour - I also always enjoy your work and I thank you very kindly sir.

Denise
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17 posted 01-25-2001 10:23 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Fabulous writing, Mark! Very very good!

Denise
Mark Bohannan
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In the winds of Cherokee song


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Denise-Thank you so much.  I am glad that you think so.  It means much to me.

If you find yourself stranded in a storm
...then reach for my hand and we will play in the puddles together
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19 posted 01-26-2001 05:21 AM       View Profile for Butterflies_dont_cry   Email Butterflies_dont_cry   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Butterflies_dont_cry

Mark*
This is beautiful...the words flowed from
your soul to the page and it's evident that
you felt this poem breathe as you wrote
it...superb writitng my friend!
Mark Bohannan
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In the winds of Cherokee song


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Holly-Thank you so much and yes, parts of it I do feel and others I am trying to understand but I know that in the end the learning will be a great reward.  You of anyone knows the real me and I thank you for always encouraging and taking the time to get to know me instead of GUESSING OR EMBELLISHING.  Hugs and thank you from the bottom of my heart.

If you find yourself stranded in a storm
...then reach for my hand and we will play in the puddles together
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21 posted 01-26-2001 04:49 PM       View Profile for snowpants   Email snowpants   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit snowpants's Home Page   View IP for snowpants

'Sleep will come tonight ... under the sky of passing times'

Excellent write, Mark!  Boy, you and those images, m'friend!  Quite a talent you've got, as everyone would agree!
Now, just think, you can use those talents for the Mets poem you're GOING to send me.  Oh, isn't that wonderful??

sp  


Never leave me, never go...
I need you here, I need to know...
You will always be
Close to me
Mark Bohannan
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In the winds of Cherokee song


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snowpants- funny, I seem to have images of the Mets
being trampled under the cleats of the CARDINALS

thank you so much I am glad you enjoyed the images.
snowpants
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23 posted 01-27-2001 02:40 AM       View Profile for snowpants   Email snowpants   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit snowpants's Home Page   View IP for snowpants

blah blah blah

Never leave me, never go...
I need you here, I need to know...
You will always be
Close to me
ethome
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24 posted 01-27-2001 07:07 AM       View Profile for ethome   Email ethome   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit ethome's Home Page   View IP for ethome

Excellent Mark...as usual of course...very well done!!    ethome
 
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