Belonging to the North
by Dawn Richerson
Wednesday, August 18, 2004
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(The Deep Snows Moon shines from
January 11 – February 10. My birthday is January 15.)
Born under winter’s Deep Snows Moon
and belonging to the North,
I brace for life long in days
and longer still in lonely task.
This bone-cold world has given me
but a chilly reception,
wintry blast of a welcome.
Yet, out of darkness, light will come.
Off diner menu, I order
steaming soup, find some comfort,
pleasing aroma in brief
respite from journey to spirit.
Rising to follow distant drum,
I continue silent march
to beat of Earth’s mystery
blanketed now by fallow time.
Sacred white buffalo appears
on frozen tundra ahead,
reminds me there’s a season
and to everything a purpose.
Finger of Great Spirit traces
patterns beyond my seeing.
I walk contemplative path,
seeking a vision, praying.
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|Reviewed by Dan Zuewski (Reader)
|beautiful and profound! 4th stanza is my favorite... "Earth's mystery blanketed by fallow time..." great lines!|
|Reviewed by Dale Clark
|This is so good, I loved that first stanza.
|Reviewed by Kate Clifford
|Thank you for such a profound sharing. Great write.|
|Reviewed by La Belle Rouge (Reader)
|This is incredibly beautiful, Dawn.|
|Reviewed by Anna Marie Fritz
|I, too, am from "the north," and can well relate to these
exceptionally vivid images of winter.
There are only 2 good reasons for winter (for me, anyway)...
colossal photography prospects and getting some writing done...
Beautifully composed, Dawn!
|Reviewed by William DeVault
|Most excellent vision and expression, I respect the vision you impart.|
|Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
*shivers* this is absolutely breathtaking! ethereal and mysterious, and comforting as well. thank you--profoundly moving piece you've penned!
(((HUGS))) and love, karla.
i'm saving this beauty--