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Song for a Wolfchild

by Zettel 

Posted: 16 March 2005
Word Count: 91
Summary: Prompted by hearing for the first time 2 extraordinary old vinyl LP's by Native American singer Dr Buffy Sainte Marie (Wolfchild). The first stanza is an old Indian saying. Wish it were mine.


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Song

Song is the breath
of the spirit
that consecrates
the act of life


Ancient voices
touch our hearts
to beat in time
with eternity

Wise spirits
call our minds
to contemplate
present beauty

Eagles cry
as blossom falls
seeking the earth
and rebirth

Through the singer
the past whispers
to all souls
that love life

Music in the air
seeds the wind
that calls us
to remembrance

The singer hears
the artist sees
timelessness
in present things

All must pass
and we must learn
acceptance
is our love


Zettel 2005






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Ticonderoga at 14:48 on 16 March 2005  Report this post
Very beautiful in its simplicity and felt-ness; you've given it an extremely authentic feel. Write on!


Best,

Mike

Zettel at 21:57 on 16 March 2005  Report this post
Thanks Mike

Z

Don Gorgon at 12:43 on 21 March 2005  Report this post
This is a nice piece Zettel. You followed a great saying with a great poem. I agree with Ticonderoga, it has a definite Native American feel to it and worked for me. I like the use of few words to say many tings. Thanks.

Peace and love

Don

For some reason, and I have no idea why, I kept being drawn to the, 'and rebirth' line over and over again.

Zettel at 16:27 on 21 March 2005  Report this post
Hi Don

Glad you liked it. Thanks for the comments.

Regards

Zettel

lieslj at 16:42 on 21 March 2005  Report this post
Lovely internal rhythm, Zettel. Very musical.

I wonder if you can't include 'Wolf Child' in the title. That would say a lot simply by its addition.

Regards
Liesl

Zettel at 09:42 on 22 March 2005  Report this post
Nice thought Liesl.

Done.

Thanks for the coments.

Regards

Z

engldolph at 14:03 on 27 March 2005  Report this post
Hi Z Ė

I donít really know her songs so well ..

But I thought two stanzas in particular really stood out and made me think..

Through the singer
the past whispers
to all souls
that love life

Music in the air
seeds the wind
that calls us
to remembrance


Enjoyed
Mike


Zettel at 12:58 on 28 March 2005  Report this post
Thanks Mike.

Her stuff well worth a listen. Very powerful. Most recent Coicidence and Likely Stories or Up Where we Belong.

Regards

Z


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