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Manitou
by Peter Paton
Saturday, April 08, 2006
Rated "PG" by the Author.
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Manitou


" The Indian possesses the highest veneration for the Great God, who has become familiar to the readers of Indian literature as Manitou.

No idle tales are told of Him, nor would any Indian mention Him irreverently. "

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The morning sun rises magnificently in the azure blue skies

and the shimmering heat of the desert drifts across my face

as I meander purposefully across the dry, arid, barren terrain

I rest sanguinely beside a joshua tree

taking the welcome shade it does afford

and drink some refreshing water from my flask

as I view the disappearing horizon and vanishing point

of a mirage of illusory, intangible dreams and schemes

I feel your heartbeat Great Spirit of the Sky

knocking relentlessly on the door of my heart

telling me that life is precious and sublime

and to count every second as a blessing in your hand

a red tailed falcon comes veering into view

arcing and wheeling high overhead

the majestic forager of the thermal currents

his piercing cry disturbing in its intensity

sending a ripple effect through the sky

and transmitting shivers down my spine

echoing man's inhumanity to man

and the pertinent knowledge

no one really can really be trusted

for in the end, they all let you down

as they all live within their own personal compartments

in this futile charade

this Empire of Dirt

that represents this Fallen World

a jack rabbit scampers into view

interrupting my train of thought

nervously surveying the landscape

for friend or foe, within the sacred wilderness

and I am one eternally with the consciouness

of the native warriors who roam my mind

those kindred spirits, who understand the game

for we are the living fossils of the great Manitou

 

Copyright by Peter Paton 2006

 
 
Manitou
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Reviewed by jude forese 4/10/2006
you eloquently express the mythology of "The Great Spirit" in this outstanding write ...
Reviewed by Alexandra* OneLight* Authors & Creations 4/9/2006
To go through your poetry, dear Peter, is to become aware of that infinity of worlds within and yet beyond our tangible space and time which make Being (in concept, substance and essence) genuinely endless. Thank you for the Gifts you continuously share.
Many blessings of Love&Light*
Alexandra*
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 4/9/2006
Powerful write and photo. Thank you for this sharing.
Reviewed by Birgit and Roger Pratcher 4/9/2006
Thanks Peter, very much enjoyed this lesson! And the pic is just great!
Birgit and Roger
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 4/8/2006
Excellent write, Peter; you educate us with your thought provoking writes! Very well done; bravo!

(((HGUS))) and much love, your friend in America, Karen Lynn in Texas. :)
Reviewed by Susan de Vegter 4/8/2006
This is nother interesting write dealing with the people of mystery. I'd forgotten the Manitou. Have you ever explored the Ghost Tribe of the southwest United States? Keep us reading...I am richer for it Peter.
Susan
Reviewed by Crystal Silver Angel (Reader) 4/8/2006
((((((((((( Peter ))))))))) indeed we are those fossils of the great manitou..Your words totaly blow me away. As always the imagery is celestial, breathtaking. With each touch of your pen, comes alive all those places of such a greater frequency and beauty.Your writes invite the reader into speacial highest knowledge and the sheer beauty of the write.That kind of imagery is mind blowing , Peter. I know the Ascended Masters are with you..Excellent vision with your soul and heart..I know without question your being guided by forces that are way, way beyond the sphere of our divine earth. God has major and speacial ability calling you to keep utilzing your higher knowledge for all mankind.As always, your in my heart and thoughts for divine oneness, and light..

(((Hugs And Love, JoAnne )))
Reviewed by A. Santo 4/8/2006
I feel your heartbeat Great Spirit of the Sky
knocking relentlessly on the door of my heart
telling me that life is precious and sublime
and to count every second as a blessing in your hand -

For that is truly what every breath is. A blessing of the Almighty.
Such a beautiful verse to read from you dear friend. Knowing that you truly believe the words that you write makes them all the more dear. Good Day W.C. - :D




Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 4/8/2006
Wow ...interesting read to me...thanks for sharing!

Love Tinka

Ps: Nope no bothering yet :)
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 4/8/2006
those kindred spirits, who understand the game
for we are the living fossils of the great Manitou

Truly liked this one, Peter - we can learn much from ancient Native American wisdom - and oddly enough, I just returned from a place called Manitou Island - in the great northwoods.

Reviewed by E T Waldron 4/8/2006
YOur knowledge enables you to share so much with us Peter! Thank you, this is a splendid poem!

Love,
Eileen
Reviewed by Janet Bellinger 4/8/2006
This one really clicks with me. My family and I went on a bicycle camping tour of Manitoulin Island, in 1994 and I felt the presence of the Indian spirits.



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