Cherokee Blessings offered to Creator along Life's Road
Along the Red Road, The Good Road,
May you sing honor to the Four Directions.
May you dance respect to the Four Seasons.
Along the Red Road, The Healing Way,
May you offer corn, sage, and tobacco toward the sun rising.
May you offer prayers of thanksgiving to Creator.
Along the Red Road, the Straight Road,
May you stay on the Sacred Path.
May you always keep the Circle strong.
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Painting submitted for the purpose of writing this Ekphrasic poem (poetry responding to visual art):
Artist, Vonda St.Claire, is a member of the Hannibal Arts Council and Hannibal Writing Club, Hannibal, MO