Join Free! | Login    
   Popular! Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry
Where Authors and Readers come together!


Featured Authors:  Mark Vogel, iRonald Yates, iDr. Stanley Crawford, iEileen Granfors, iEdie Batstone, iJay Onwukwe, iKeith Dyne, i

  Home > Native American > Poetry
Popular: Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry     

Dale Clark

· + Follow Me
· Contact Me
· Poetry
· Blog
· 721 Titles
· 7,230 Reviews
· Save to My Library
· Share with Friends!
Member Since: Dec, 2001

Dale Clark, click here to update your pages on AuthorsDen.

Featured Book
Visits With Angels
by Laurie Conrad

The new book 'Visits With Angels and Other Divine Beings' is a treasury of true stories.....  
BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members

buffalo spirits
by Dale Clark
Friday, April 10, 2009
Rated "G" by the Author.
Share   Print  Save   Follow
Recent poems by Dale Clark
•  Oh, the night
•  self-awareness
•  reluctant prophet
•  horizon at midnight
•  poet caught in the headlights
           >> View all 721

buffalo spirits

dance overhead
    in the hazy sky
weeping upon the plains
    where once they reigned
where the prairie winds blow
    howling dust devils
grow fierce
    dust swirls in spirals
 dust storms form
    and golden waves flow
over great plains

buffalo grass dances
    from purple mountain sides
tumble weeds
    now tumbling
over tilled fields
    where once
only buffalo grass grew

wild mustangs
    and buffalo used to graze
spirits of grace
    gliding into ancient mists
still are running free
    in faded glory

buffalo spirits
    magnificent beasts of long ago
reigned the dust blown vistas
    that can't be held onto
sand slipping
    between your fingers
seeping into your skin
    no way to slow it down
just look ahead
    to see where it goes
never knowing why
    it fiercely disappears
 into the air
   like the buffalo

a dark shadow
    moves across the land
where once they roamed
    slaughtered in the millions
now only the few remain
    their spirits still graze
over plains of buffalo grass
    lonely is the unknown
where civilization
    reared its ugly head
the journey without end
    the only constant
buffalo spirits

D.E. Clark

Want to review or comment on this poem?
Click here to login!

Need a FREE Reader Membership?
Click here for your Membership!

Reviewed by Dawn Anderson
So beautifully imaged and well written!
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart
Dale this touched my soul, truly captivating and emotive. A stunning Native American poem.
Reviewed by Edwin Hurdle
I enjoy reading this well written and fine piece,thank you for sharing,take care

Reviewed by jude forese
when the Apache saw fields of skinned buffaloes with the meat untouched they were dumbfounded ... they could not comprehend the wasteful indifference ... they did believe the buffalo spirits would always live on ...

very well written, Dale ...
Reviewed by Kate Burnside
... you brought my recent trip across New Mexico and Arizona and Texas right back to me, Dale. I can now appreciate something of the wildness and immensity of your Big Country and the massive spiritual canvasses which are its backbone and back-cloth. I, too, can grieve this loss or diminution. Wonderful writing on an awesome topic, thank you xx
Reviewed by Amber Moonstone
Dale, what a beautiful poem about Native spirits. I enjoyed this very much.
Much peace, love, and light,
Amber "V"
Reviewed by Regis Auffray
Thank you for sharing this powerful reminder via your verses, Dale. Love and peace,

Reviewed by L. Figgins
Fantastic write, Dale! "...the only constant/buffalo spirits"-an appropriate end to this poem about the untimely end of a fabulous and sacred creature. Love this...

Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
Poignantly, yet beautifully imaged verse, Dale, well done. Man's inhumanities to God's creatures ...

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Popular Poetry (Native American)
  1.  Ready For The Move

Return of the Canoe Societies: Second Edition by Rosemary Patterson

A riveting Literary History and adventure novel that celebrates the cultural resurgence of Coastal First Nations peoples...  
BookAds by Silver, Gold and Platinum Members

Authors alphabetically: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Featured Authors | New to AuthorsDen? | Add AuthorsDen to your Site
Share AD with your friends | Need Help? | About us

Problem with this page?   Report it to AuthorsDen
AuthorsDen, Inc. All rights reserved.