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Campfire Warmth
by Dale Clark
Monday, November 14, 2005
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Campfire Warmth

The old tales told along the divide
where the trail leads into a cut bank
The river flows there towards the
encampments of ancients
and our vision tells us of great hunts
as we see in the fire light
the melting sky
We hear the movement of the living
and feel the paths taken by those
long dead
The water is turquoise blue, clear
and clean like the air which blows down
the great divide
There is the truth that covers the mountains
and lies upon the land like the grass
It shall regrow and make way for others
So the buffalo will roam
the brothers and sisters will survive
It is the home of those who traveled there
We see it in the fire light
and hear the horses hooves in the distance
and feel their power and strength
We move in the circle and watch, listening
the ice cracks and melts
into a glacial retreat
We follow the old North trail into the past
still we search for the truth
and wonder how we’ve came into this chaos
when such peace came before us
We see it in the campfire
We sense it in the fellowship and believe
it can be found again


©Dale CJ Clark

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Reviewed by C. McGovern-Bowen 11/20/2005
Beautifully expressed message of lament and hope, Dale. Exquisite imagery... truth laying upon the land like grass... wonderful line!
This piece touches the Soul and warms the heart; let us pray that fellowship can be renewed in our extremely materialistic wounded culture...
Another masterfully pensive write.
Reviewed by jude forese 11/19/2005
captures the beauty and dilemma of the native american ... unfortunately, the campfire may never be rekindled but hope will always burn within it ...
Reviewed by Elizabeth Taylor (Reader) 11/18/2005
Very Native American...and lovely to read.
Reviewed by Tracey L. O' Very (Reader) 11/17/2005
Dale This is Magnificent and such a very wonderful Tribute to our forefathers, You really grabbed hold of everything. The horses hooves and everything. Magnificent
..."We follow the old North trail into the past
still we search for the truth
and wonder how we’ve came into this chaos
when such peace came before us"...
I too, hope we can find that peace and honor and pride again.
Thanks Dale you are a very Wize Knight!(c :)
Tracey xoox(c :)42
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 11/16/2005
Fantastic write!
Reviewed by Alexandra* OneLight*® Authors & Creations 11/16/2005
One more deeply beautiful and meaningful addition to the Cycle of Fire, dear Dale. A continued pleasure to read.
Reviewed by Dawn Richerson 11/14/2005
you are really making me crave roasted marshmallows and s'mores, Dale, with all these warm and snuggly campfire writes. have enjoyed them immensely. Dawn
Reviewed by Kate Burnside 11/14/2005
Just as the fire's flames are perpetual and eternal, in one sense, it creates the hope and expectation that past and future can be linked and recovered into a oneness of being again. You've struck gold with this sequence of writes, Dale, and are mining a very rich seam that creates a real sense of warmth and feel-good. TY Kate xx And I hope you're DANCING!! I can guarantee you WOULD be if Stevie Nicks showed up! :))
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 11/14/2005
Great offering Dale!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by E T Waldron 11/14/2005
I agree with Joseph! Great imagery in this poem of yearning for the past goodness to emanate once again.Excellent Dale!

Reviewed by Joseph* OneLight*® 11/14/2005
Yes, these are the moments we must seize and build upon!
May the campfire warm all hearts and give light to all.

Love & Light,
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