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The Wooden Flute Sings

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The Wooden Flute Sings

From the mountain's peak; the wooden flutes sound
the lamas leap and the water falls-- clear,
mindful, the wind's play on the Quechua's ground. 

The majesty of the Andes astounds
for from behind the clouds, the peaks reappear.  
From the mountain's peak; the wooden flutes sound.

Like great red-clay dunes or snow capped mounds;
courts rise and fall in terrain, so austere; 
mindful, the winds play on the Quechua's ground. 

Rainbows of red, blue, and gold oft surround
distant ruins of gray stones, now severe 
from the mountain's peak; the wooden flutes sound.

Solid, earth-bound, sun-browned, lost to the hounds,
so, Quechua shepherds bound stairs cavalier--
mindful; the winds play on the Quechua's ground. 

Pachamama's love surrounds without bounds, 
long gone are the conquers; all life is here,
from the mountain's peak, the wooden flutes sound--
mindful, the winds play on the Quechua's ground. 

* Quechua is one of the native people of Peru
**The Dominican Monks set hounds trained to kill 
on the natives who refused conversion.
*** Pachamama, fertility Godess in Incas Mythos

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  1. Date: 10/14/2014 11:05:00 AM
    Super win, Debbie and well deserved. Big Smiles.

  1. Date: 10/13/2014 11:45:00 AM
    Congrats on your worthy win Debbie,this really stands out.

  1. Date: 10/12/2014 5:44:00 PM
    Debbie, you teach and inspire with you works.. You also win.. Congrats!

  1. Date: 10/12/2014 2:24:00 PM
    folklore at its finest, Debbie.. round of sweet congrats!

  1. Date: 10/12/2014 11:18:00 AM
    Congrats, Debbie for this striking poem. The towering mountaintops of the Andes entwined with the heavenly flute... it's really enchanting

  1. Date: 10/12/2014 1:46:00 AM
    this is a lovely piece, Debbie! i got some education, too! love it! Congratulations!

  1. Date: 10/11/2014 6:49:00 PM
    Hi Debbie, Very well done, thought provoking, and interesting cultural creation about the Peruvian people. Congratulations on an excellent win. Take care. Earl

  1. Date: 10/11/2014 5:47:00 PM
    So well deserved, Deb, you always take the extra step and make your poems something special ! Congrats once again!

  1. Date: 10/11/2014 12:43:00 PM
    You're poetry is always a pleasant education dearest one, congrats on your big win luv xxxx

  1. Date: 10/11/2014 11:23:00 AM
    excellent informative descriptive write Debbie many congrats on your win:-) hugs jan xxx

  1. Date: 10/11/2014 10:58:00 AM
    Very nice. Congrats.

  1. Date: 10/11/2014 9:00:00 AM
    Very interesting form you used here Debbie. I am not familiar with it but enjoyed it very much. Your poem was also very interesting and educational. I played Pan Flute myself so I enjoy the picture very much. Congratulations on your winning poem.

  1. Date: 10/11/2014 8:27:00 AM
    Excellent write, Congratulations Debbie, this also gives me the oppurtunity to fav this poem and study this form.

  1. Date: 10/11/2014 8:03:00 AM
    Very well constructed poem Debbie, you must have spent some time crafting this one. Best wishes Anthony

  1. Date: 10/11/2014 7:57:00 AM
    Congratulations on your lovely win Debbie! Excellent poem that appeals to the senses. I adore those reed pipes; I often stop to listen to them each time I pass the group of talented Peruvian players who entertain at the entrance of our capital city, Valletta. // paul.

  1. Date: 10/11/2014 7:33:00 AM
    As always your words stir! Congratulations.

  1. Date: 10/11/2014 7:23:00 AM
    Congrats on ur winning awesome write Debbie! As splendid as ever !

  1. Date: 10/11/2014 7:07:00 AM
    and so the winds blow again in a wonderful and thought provoking poem. Thanks Debbie

  1. Date: 10/11/2014 6:21:00 AM
    Congrats on a great win Debbie....

  1. Date: 1/8/2013 6:34:00 PM
    Great poem. I can especially tell the work that went into it after working with this form for the first time recently. I like playing a quena, which is similar or the same as the instrument pictured here. Mine is endblown, with simply a notch carved in the end that makes the sound. Blessings, Isaiah