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The Shaman's Circle
by David C. Hightower

Friday, January 18, 2013
Rated "G" by the Author.
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A poem for my friend, Shaman Bill.


The circle outlines stars, sun and moon,
forms the path of planets and constellations,
creates the round sounds of birdsongs,
and the orbit of the hunting hawk.
It is both entrance and exit,
the shape of the womb,
the shape of a last breath,
an opening that inhales things outgrown,
an opening that exhales new realities.
It is the wheel that time travels upon.
Reach out, clasp hands
form the shaman’s circle
that encircles everything.
It is the shape of an embrace.

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Reviewed by Jon Willey 1/22/2013
David, your Shaman's Circle is a spiritual leap outside of the boundary of time. It is your very last line, "it is the shape of an embrace", that cements the bond between the two worlds, today and the future. It is a pleasure to once again read your work. Please send more our way. I wish you love and peace my dear friend. Jon Michael
Reviewed by jude forese 1/19/2013
your friend will be impressed and pleased he's taught you well ...
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 1/19/2013
While I don't believe that shamans have any special powers except the experience of life. There are things in nature tells us all the time that we should pay attention to and your poem brought my attention to that.

Reviewed by John Flanagan 1/19/2013
Splendid vision here, David,
transcendant in thought and comprehensive
in delivery;
it's good to see you posting, it's been a while,
far too long in truth

Reviewed by Leysa Lowery 1/18/2013
Lovely write about the symbolism of the eternal circle!
Reviewed by Budd Nelson 1/18/2013
a woderfully worded description to create a vibrant image
Reviewed by D Johnson 1/18/2013
David, it is great to read your work again...Your words make the circle come alive and vibrant. Well done!

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