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Thunder In The Blood (Friendship Dance)
by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner

Saturday, February 18, 2006
Rated "G" by the Author.
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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.


Gathered together,
many Nations;
different languages,
beliefs, traditions.
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 2/19/2006
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 2/19/2006
A wonderful tribute to precious traditions and great hospitality!
Lots of love and many hugs, Birgit and Roger
Reviewed by George Carroll 2/19/2006
Splendid tribute to our Native American brothers.
Reviewed by Carole Mathys 2/19/2006
Splendid writing Karla!
love and peace...Carole
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 2/19/2006
Wonderful Tribute Karla!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Joyce Hale 2/19/2006
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.....

Peace. Joyce
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 2/19/2006
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 2/19/2006
Lets all dance to the beat of the drum, superb piece Karla.

Paul;-)
Reviewed by Joseph* OneLight* 2/19/2006
And oh, what a glorious dance it is!

Love & Light,
Joseph
Reviewed by Peter Paton 2/19/2006
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 !
Love
Peter
Reviewed by Felix Perry 2/19/2006
Ahhh if the world could share more of this.
Felix
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 2/19/2006
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 2/19/2006
Karla,

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 2/18/2006
I would gladly join in. I treasure friendships. Love the poem.
((( Hugs)))))))

Mary Lynn~ (BeB)
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 2/18/2006
This is a dance I would join :-) Love the way you have done this!
Reviewed by William DeVault 2/18/2006
Nicely done.
Reviewed by Jake George 2/18/2006
Karla,
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 2/18/2006
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.
Take care,
Sherry
Reviewed by E T Waldron 2/18/2006
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!

Love,
Eileen
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 2/18/2006
If thats you in the middle, lady you got a hairier chest than me...ed
Reviewed by SilverCeltic Moon 2/18/2006
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



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