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Logan
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0 posted 01-18-2006 05:37 PM       View Profile for Logan   Email Logan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Logan

The fires do crackle and they do leap
Until the warmth does slowly creep
To ease the pain of finger cold
As knife does shape a figure of old
With deft strokes and polish stone
The shape emerges from animal bone

Finally itís placed in proper place
Upon the rose of compass face
One to the north and one to the east
Another to south with west not least
With a sigh, the old one gazed
Then a stick to the fire with hand  upraised

The young one spoke within the still
What have you fashioned with such skill?
To the circle of fire, you told me to come
To hear the sound of the soft beaten drum
But what I see are figures of bone
Laid in the circle on points alone

The old one smiled as he burnt some sage
For it was the young ones time to come of age
These are your guides for you to keep
To give you thought before you leap
Only a bit, I will give you now
The rest will come, I surely vow

In the east, the beginnings start
With porcupine spirit to give new heart
In the south antelope spirit will give
Appreciation of life as you do live
The west is the butterfly that flutters in the light
You will know many forms fore you eíre to flight

Now the north, where the white haired ones teach
The end of the journey which you will reach
The fox is your guide to protect your own
Hidden in the forest, sometimes alone
But of your own making to remain aware
For your familyís protection is your biggest care

Be true to your guides and listen when they speak
For their words are true and for you to seek
Never mock what you do not know
For the true path is rocky and the way is slow
Now leave me to my warming fire
And seek your path with new desire

With these words the scene did change
Leaving only the lad with no exchange
Only a fire which flickered slow
For the last stick was laid with few coals aglow
Only the wolf howl came through the night
With the hand held figures reflecting the light


© Copyright 2006 Logan - All Rights Reserved
Sunshine
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Listening to every heart


1 posted 01-18-2006 05:48 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine


Oh, we have all missed you!
Welcome Home!

Marge Tindal
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2 posted 01-18-2006 06:05 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

OhMyLogan~

The word-seeker has returned to the circle,
the fire now blazes with wisdom~

'To the circle of fire, you told me to come'

I have waited patiently for your return dear guardian ... thank you for heeding the call~

*Huglets*
~*Little Goose*~


~*The sound of a kiss is not as strong as that of a cannon, but it's echo endures much longer*~
Email -   noles1@totcon.com
Midnitesun
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Gaia


3 posted 01-18-2006 06:19 PM       View Profile for Midnitesun   Email Midnitesun   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Midnitesun

Ashoge, dearest Logan. Thanking you for the warm fire. Micunski always carries a handful of kindling, to assist in keeping the fires aglow.
When the sticks seem too heavy, I just try to remember all the generations of fire keepers.

[This message has been edited by Midnitesun (01-18-2006 09:19 PM).]

Enchantress
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Somewhere in time~


4 posted 01-18-2006 06:39 PM       View Profile for Enchantress   Email Enchantress   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Enchantress

"To the circle of fire, you told me to come
To hear the sound of the soft beaten drum"

Ah dear Logan,
I heard the drum, and smelled the smoke
and knew you had come home
to gift us with your presence.

I do hope if we all sit quietly
cross-legged around the fire
perhaps you will tell us more,
and stay awhile?

~Hugging you tight, Leigh Girl~

In the midst of winter,
I found there lives within me..
An invincible summer.

Martie
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5 posted 01-18-2006 07:11 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

Wonderful to see you here, Logan, and to feel the warmth of your words around the fire.  I hope you will stay awhile!!  
Gentle Spirit
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6 posted 01-18-2006 07:15 PM       View Profile for Gentle Spirit   Email Gentle Spirit   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Gentle Spirit

Oh Logan,it feels so very good to have you home, and to once again share the words spoken through your pen...

this takes me to another time, and place...

peace m'friend..

seek the flame within yourself
and let your soul be cleansed by
the fire of love.  Axel Ekenstierna

Logan
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7 posted 01-19-2006 10:41 AM       View Profile for Logan   Email Logan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Logan

Ahh, Sissie, I donít have to tell you how it feels to write once again. Thank you for being here.Your presence is as welcome as the new rising sun...very gentle smile

Little Goose, thank you for the Christmas post. I was out West then and didnít see it, but when I got to Gallup NM, then I thought of you, with a very gentle smile and hug to you

Dear Micunski, you know you have the sticks, it is up to you to place them on the fire, and from what I have seen, you are doing a very good job of it, very gentle smile, peace to you, and may the Raven look over you

Ahh, Leigh Girl, I have felt your thoughts and thank you for your presence
around the fire, may the fires keep you warm and your dreams be peaceful with a very gentle smile

Martie, girldear, thank you for what you said and for all you are, a very talented wonderful dear, with a very gentle smile

Donna, how can you be otherwise, than a gentle one, your kindness and thoughtfulness is a blessing to all. With a gentle smile and a blessing
to the fire
Sunshine
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8 posted 01-19-2006 11:53 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine


If it is good to be writing again,
then I expect more stories, soon...

or sooner.



LeeJ
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since 06-19-2003
Posts 13093
SE PA


9 posted 01-19-2006 02:11 PM       View Profile for LeeJ   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LeeJ

The old one smiled as he burnt some sage
For it was the young ones time to come of age
These are your guides for you to keep
To give you thought before you leap
Only a bit, I will give you now
The rest will come, I surely vow


incredible write and read, thank you for sharing.
nakdthoughts
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since 10-29-2000
Posts 19275
Between the Lines


10 posted 01-19-2006 02:39 PM       View Profile for nakdthoughts   Email nakdthoughts   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for nakdthoughts

Never mock what you do not know
For the true path is rocky and the way is slow


wonderful advice and a  great story...

Nice to read you
M
serenity blaze
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Posts 28839


11 posted 01-19-2006 03:41 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

Hello M'Lo!

You have been playing connect the dots with stars again, I see.

I adore this poem and read it with a pang--because, dearheart, I realized how very much I have missed you.

We really should get together and do some ritual work.
Logan
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Posts 1691
Arkansas


12 posted 01-19-2006 05:26 PM       View Profile for Logan   Email Logan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Logan

Ahh, Sissie, I didnít say WHEN, sigh, it only took me 8 months to write this one, but thank you, of course, with a very gentle smile

Thank you, Lee, for your comments and for taking the time for the read. It is much appreciated with a gentle smile

Maureen, as always, your comments are always valued. Thank you for being here, with a very gentle smile

Ahh, dear Karen, you know how wonderful it is to see your comments, as always. I have missed being here also. Do take care with a very gentle smile

Marge Tindal
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13 posted 03-06-2007 10:28 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

OhMyLogan~

Come home ... come home~

'To the circle of fire, you told me to come'

Indeed ... it is so ... I beckon you to come~

*Huglets*
~*Marge*~

~*The sound of a kiss is not as strong as that of a cannon, but it's echo endures much longer*~
Email -             noles1@totcon.com

 
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