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Thunder In The Blood (Friendship Dance)
Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
Saturday, February 18, 2006
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Jake George's poem, "Pow Wow," recalled a time when I went to a Native American festival. This is dedicated to the People who included me, a wasichu (white person), as one of their own. Thank you.
We become One People
when the drums
thunder in the blood.
Young, old, no matter;
the Great Spirit
welcomes all want to
preserve our culture.
We assemble in peace ...
join us in
the dance of friendship.
(c) 2006, Karla Dorman.
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|Reviewed by Kate Burnside
|OOOOooooo yes!! And I reckon it is ALL in the drumbeat: the pulse and the rhythm of life. "Thunder in the blood" is spot-on Karla, and reckon that's why I just can't resist the urge to dance when the beat is on!! Gotta luv it! TY Kate xx|
|Reviewed by Birgit and Roger Pratcher
|A wonderful tribute to precious traditions and great hospitality!
Lots of love and many hugs, Birgit and Roger
|Reviewed by George Carroll
|Splendid tribute to our Native American brothers.|
|Reviewed by Carole Mathys
|Splendid writing Karla!
love and peace...Carole
|Reviewed by Tinka Boukes
|Wonderful Tribute Karla!!
|Reviewed by Joyce Hale
|This is wonderful, Karla, and a fitting tribute to Jake George's poem, too. What a wonderful thought - all joining as one people in friendship. We can only dream.....
|Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader)
|Sound like a sure-fire winner to me. It goes to show that people can "get along" whatever their diversity. Only thing is that when people begin nit-picking the finer details of these kind of relationships that problems arise. That's sad.|
|Reviewed by Paul Williams
|Lets all dance to the beat of the drum, superb piece Karla.
|Reviewed by Joseph* OneLight*®
|And oh, what a glorious dance it is!
Love & Light,
|Reviewed by Peter Paton
|This is a mesmerizing dance of fraternal brotherhood and friendship !
Yes, I have heard Pow Wows are the place to be at Karla
Your big heart shines through here in this warm and affectionate composition
Great picture as well !
|Reviewed by Felix Perry
|Ahhh if the world could share more of this.
|Reviewed by Mr. Ed
|Pow Wows are marvelous,Karla; I've been to many of them through the years; and like you, have danced the dance of friendship. Truly a wonderful learning experience.|
|Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
I hope someday to go to a Native American pow wow and see this dance in person (or partake in it if The People will let me; I'd LOVE to be included~ :) ). That would be awesome! Excellent write, and I love the high energy and spirit that this beautiful poem possesses! BRAVA; very well done!
((((HUGS)))) and much love, your twin sister, Karen Lynn. :D
Savin' this one! :)
|Reviewed by Mary Lynn Plaisance
|I would gladly join in. I treasure friendships. Love the poem.
Mary Lynn~ (BeB)
|Reviewed by Kate Clifford
|This is a dance I would join :-) Love the way you have done this!|
|Reviewed by William DeVault
|Reviewed by Jake George
You were dead on when you wrote this. When we offer intertribal dances at the Pow Wows it is for those not of our culture to come into the Sacred ring and dance.
You asked about the veteran dance. All veterans are invited into the ring when the color guard brings out the Eagle staff and flags to start Grand Entry. You as a veteran would have been invited in too.
Just remember when you dance in the circle, you are joined with not only those there but each of their ancent relatives too.
My father crossed over almost ten years ago. But I feel him by my side when I dance and it makes me smile. Ten years ago after he crossed over I went to the trout stream where he and I fished for many years. I gathered up a few maple sticks from the ground. I made a turtle dance rattle years ago with the one. The other I saved to make a drum stick.
Ten years has passed and just today I found the drum with the spirit that talked to me. Now I will make the drum stick...
|Reviewed by Sherry Heim
|This is a warm and touching write, Karla. We have ceremonies here about once a month at most Nations and we have many Nations in New Mexico. The ceremonies remind us of what is truly important in life and that there is but one "people" and one "Great Spirit" no matter what name we know Him by.
|Reviewed by E T Waldron
|Wonderful Karla! I too was invited to a similar event in the north woods of Wisconsin. It was a spiritual enlightenment for me. Excellent poem!
|Reviewed by Ed Matlack
|If thats you in the middle, lady you got a hairier chest than me...ed|
|Reviewed by SilverCeltic Moon
|Very stirring! I want to go listen to drumbeats and hear thunder walking in the clouds. I love the message this write has. Great job! ;) Silver|