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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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Friday, November 19, 2010

A White Tail Feather~ revised



The still of the lake calms my soul                    
as I wait beneath the willow.
A light breeze moves through her branches
lightly touching my face,
sweeping the hair from my eyes.
An Eagle calls in the distance.


My mind races with pictures and words,
adventures and quests of self and we.
Along the horizon lined with dark blue waters
bursts colors of red and orange.
I offer my asemaa.
An Eagle glides above calling my name.


Morning rises as I answer my old friend.
A gentle ripple forms on the lake
as the wind delivers our greetings to the other.
I hear his calls carried to my open arms,
his words pass through me.
I hear the call of an Eagle leaving with the wind.


He lands on the broken arm of an ash
on the sands of the shore near the willow.
Praising me for walking the path
many have guided me towards for years.
A choice of life destined to be.

My first tracks are laid down.

He lifts his wings and stretches
to a magnificent size of honor and respect,
wisdom and truth with humility.
He tells me to listen and be open
to what crosses my path
for this is just the beginning.


Rising with every flap of his powerful wings,
he lifts into the blue sky calling his goodbye.
I answer with gratitude and love
as I notice something lying on a rock.
He has left for me a piece of him,
a white tail feather.


  ©River Maria Urke 8/10

thanks to Google images

5 comments:

Jingle Poetry said...

beautiful...
So thrilled to read you...

Happy Potluck!
you rock!
xxx

fiveloaf said...

lovely..

River said...

Thank you :)

Jingle said...

http://jingleyanqiu.wordpress.com/2010/11/23/happy-thanksgiving-awardstreats-4-you/

enjoy all the awards/treats.
Happy Thanksgiving.

TALON said...

Magnificent, River. We had a red-tail hawk visit the garden the other day. Just having a moment to see him eye-to-eye made my day.

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