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Rated: E · Poetry · Cultural · #2193412
Lakota Story Teller, Flute Player, Hoop Dancer


Tokaheya Inajin
Lakota for "First to Arise"1,
Kevin Locke
entertains and educates
as he moves across the stage
hoops twirling.

His stated goal:
“Through my music and dance,
         I want to create a positive awareness
                   of the Oneness of humanity.”2
He dedicates his life
and his art to Baha'u'llah.

I listen,
breathless,
as his flute echoes
the wind blowing across
his native land.

He is the artist,
the story teller,
and the dancer
intoning a prayer
to the Great Spirit.

I watch,
awestruck,
as he and the hoops
dance across the stage;
poetry in motion.

Poet's Note:

Footnotes
1  https://kevinlocke.com/about-kevin-locke/
2  ibid.

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