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Tuesday, August 29, 2006
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It was believed so long ago
Humanity was blessed
For deep within a sleeping soul
Were gifts, unknown possessed
The storyteller's gentle eyes
Saw beneath the layers
Deciding on a tale to tell
She was a truth surveyor
Tales revived, revamped, survived
Before the written word
She felt the heart, she felt the mind
Imagination stirred
The storyteller chose the myth
To wake the sleeping soul
Her story was a special gift
Waiting to be told
To wake the inner essence
Were stories shared to find
As wisdom spoke with presence
To learn.....above.....the mind
Wake up

In some South American story telling traditions, it is said that humans are possessed of a gift of hearing that goes beyond the ordinary.  This is the soul's way of paying attention and learning.  The story makers, or cantadoras of old, spun mythical tales of mystery, in order to wake up the sleeping soul, wanting it to prick up it's ears and tune in to the wisdom contained in the story telling

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Reviewed by Gwendolyn Thomas Gath 12/15/2006

I enjoyed the wonderful presentation and deliverance of this crisp write. Thank you for sharing the sentiments of "LA CANTADORA"~

From the Heart of an Artist Quiet Storm
Reviewed by Poetess of The Soul Sheila G 9/1/2006
MY dream is to be a storyteller and Gypsy in ONE, this hit my Soul deeply. Thank you - I will be keeping this! I love the way you decided to write it! It unfolded so beautifully! - YOu have a way of deeply touching the reader, in ALOT of your writings, I am NOW tracking you! I hope if time allows, something I write resonates in your heart and Soul! HuGs,Sheeeoxo
Reviewed by Sandie Angel 8/31/2006
Made me wish I was the storyteller! I love telling stories!!!!!

Sandie Angel :o)
Reviewed by Vesna Vanessa 8/31/2006
I know quite a few modern cantadoras that truly assist the soul to wakefulness..
exceptional write Lady A /Pax

Reviewed by Regina Pounds 8/30/2006
Beautiful! Makes me a little without TV and all that...
We lost even while we gained.

Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 8/30/2006
Wonderful offering Anite!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by E T Waldron 8/29/2006
I agree with ELT! You are a story teller ands this story/poem is fantastic with a wisdom message! So glad you're back on track APax!

in harmony,
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 8/29/2006
OOO, somehow I over looked this, guess I always look for the planet returner..

This is a wonderful creation, we used to have them in our kiddies parks and playgrounds as a kid...
Reviewed by Peter Paton 8/29/2006

Has beautiful undertones of the great Toltec wisdom and storytelling..

The storyteller has the capacity and ability, to be able to impregnate the listener's mind and soul with deep intuitive and spiritual inlays..

Your versatility as a writer is literally astounding, and you convey your message in a simple and direct way to your fans and readers..

The graphic is very original and eye catching...

You rock sister...

Reviewed by Dove JoAnne Cromp (Reader) 8/29/2006
Wonderful essences touched!!!

Eternal Love, Dove
Reviewed by Victor Buhagiar (Reader) 8/29/2006
Reminds me of the troubadors of old, but the Cantadora (in Italian it translates as Golden Singer) seems to be more than just a mere singing storyteller.
Reviewed by Elizabeth Taylor (Reader) 8/29/2006
You are a story teller too.
In the South and southwest of the US, you can still find story tellers. There's one at a famous restaurant that we go to who comes to sit at the table and tell you a story. I rememeber when I was little, I used to go to the library to hear a story-teller and I've always remembered the time spent there. Also, each family usually has a person who remembers the family stories, and passes them along to the next generation. It wasn't until my mother died, and I began to disperse her household that I realized that I was the keeper of information for the family. I could tell where each object came from, who it was to go to and why and the myths and legends that went along with the knowledge.

Thank you for this wonderful reminder that storytelling is a great service to all generations.

Reviewed by Felix Perry 8/29/2006
Interesting and thank you for giving us an insight to a little of the folklore of the story teller.
Reviewed by Jane Rodway 8/29/2006
I really enjoyed this-I was just thinking today how we are all storytellers and do it everyday when not even realizing it, and this is a wonderful write you have here.
Reviewed by Susan de Vegter 8/29/2006
Here we call them Folk Tales and, sadly today...the tales are dwindling as tradition, as we know it...isn't respected as it once was. There's a great sadness in losing traditions in life. I know that you read to other's...teachings to others. It takes one soul to recignize that familiar spirit in another. Thank you.
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 8/29/2006
You woke me up with this one, Queenie.

A marvelous poetic tale. I love ancient myths and legends, and this is a good one.
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