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As I walk along in life, my muses dance with reflection inspiring me to release the thoughts and emotions of my pondering mind through poetry.

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Tuesday, October 26, 2010



I land in the cradled arms of a river
touched by her grace
embraced in her love
I bathe in her waters
under a full moon
praying to my grandmothers
nibi minowa giizis
for strength and guidance
for their teachings of
releasing and healing
cleansing and cycling


lost strength

 Miigwech Nokomisag
                            River 10/10

posted for One Shoot Wednesday wk 17 on One Stop Poetry

* thanks to google image for the picture


Anonymous said...

I especially like the first line.

Brian Miller said...

wonderful...i have bathed in the mountain rivers and there is nothing like it...and the metaphor as well...nice one shot!

Timoteo said...

Beautiful...and I liked the poem too!

Steve said...

Tight, solid work.

Desert Rose said...

the first stanza is a real treat..loved the feeling you gave me here..charming one shot..:)

River said...

Miigwech!Thank you! The first line I had to take out of another poem due to it contradicting other parts. I loved the line so I wrote a poem from it.
The other language is Ojibwe. :)

Carrie Burtt said...

Love the imagery in this one....a brilliant one shot! :-)

Sherry Blue Sky said...

SO beautiful. I love grandmother poems so much. I love the combination of English and Ojibwe. So powerful and moving. Loved every line!

Anonymous said...

I enjoyed reading this :)

June_Butterfly said...

It was magical for me.I fell in love with your pic.Blends so well with your words!


Shashi said...

I have enjoyed being with the river and one of the most holy rivers in India is Ganges... (I have given some pictures of Her in my blog too) You this verse I relate to very much.. I liked it

Thanks River...

ॐ नमः शिवाय
Om Namah Shivaya
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Anonymous said...

Delightful, starts out especially strong. Moving imagery.

Claudia said...

bathing in the cradled arms of a river - bathing body and soul in beautiful words with a deep meaning..strong and meaningful

dustus said...

The infusion of custom and dialect makes the poem seem authentic to me. Excellent One Shot & props for the bonus video

Leo said...

this reminded me of pilgrimage in the Holy Ganges.. beautiful eloquent wordplay! :)

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Anonymous said...

Beautiful...beautiful... ~April

HisFireFly said...

now I am washed in your words

Mona said...

Wow! this is a unique poem. I like the image of metaphoric cleansing here. No wonder the water of the river is always fresh and pure!

Trée said...

Love, love, love the reading. I think poetry is to be read, aloud. Thanks for sharing your beautiful and refreshing poem.

Pete Marshall said...

this completely absorbed me...thanks for that...and thanks for sharing with one shot...pete

slpmartin said...

Okay River..I think I got this setup right....I loved the poem and enjoyed very much seeing your read your work.

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