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Rated: E · Poetry · Cultural · #2027099
dancing prayers for rain
                             "Rain's Healing Sound"


When Native hearts dress with turquoise moccasin feet,
elders and the young gather, stepping honor to the drum's sacred beat.

Prayers are danced, as ancestors before; now and long ago years.
Believing a quest will be answered, they listen with spiritual ears.

Traditional drummers sing love notes to Great Mystery.
Echoes of trilling travel to the skies, as a plea for life's harmony.

Rain Dancer is painted and donned in a white apron over buckskin leathers,
adorned with a bustle, silver bracelets, beads, and three eagle feathers.

Ancient and new stories are told in Red-threaded tapestries.
For all life-weavers, the rain dances are portrayed as sacred journeys.

Blessings continue to be counted with each footstep, as they abound.
Earth Mother, our beloved land, then resonates with rain's healing sound.


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artwork by Tom Philllips
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