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Vision Quest

O Great Spirit of the Vision Quest Puts me now through this test Awaken thee in midst of night Scared at first half a fright A Vision seen ever so clear Then a whisper heard upon the ear Shivers and prickles down to the feet Intensity sends a rising bolt to a seat Staring into darkness ever so bold Awaiting instructions to do as I'm told In the silence there tis to be found Answers but much noise can abound Humble thyself before the Great Holy One To live by the humming of the beat of the Spirit Drum Ask for guidance for what must come to be Wisdom, Patience, and Maturity A Quest from above that sees my heart yearn To know all that's wished for me to learn Watch the Eagles soar and unite once again That's when the Vision Quest shall begin Watch them soar! Watch them fly! Burning down deep into that inward eye Then Gather from their feathered wings To praise the Spirits then dance and sing As the eye is caught in splendid wonder There shall I go and place me under Falling Eagle feathers to the ground Gathered to thy home kept safe and sound Give Spiritual Healing for all who keep The Eagle feathers by their sleep Be off I must now go to behest And fulfill the Spirit of the Vision Quest
Note: I wrote a poem called "Eagles Death Dive" and described that I was on a "Vision Quest" to see the wild Eagles pair mate once again. Many quesions arose asking "What is a Vision Quest?". This poem was inspired by the Vision Quest itself and from the literary reviews asking me questions and for more information. A registered Native Am. is the only person in the USA that can legally hold or possess any part of a Bald Eagle including it's feathers which are used in rituals and hold powerful spiritual meaning. Halito Copyright © by Scarlett Anderson Written by 2/9/2010

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  1. Date: 3/15/2010 11:00:00 AM

    A wonderful write. One can see what u are talking about....

  1. Date: 2/13/2010 4:58:00 PM

    Interesting informational write. I had read somewhere about the legal part about only American Indians could have Eagle parts in their possession. Keep the creative writes coming. Sara

  1. Date: 2/12/2010 9:46:00 AM

    Scarlett, Eagles are such beautiful creatures. Your poem is quiet and spiritual. A delight to read. What is your Native American name/ I am assuming that you are a Native American. I have great respect for nature. And for the spiritual aspects of life...God for me. (soup mail)

  1. Date: 2/10/2010 2:57:00 PM

    It is very good, the words are right. Could i take this and give it some "juice"? My flavor.... I mean can i rewrite it different?

  1. Date: 2/10/2010 9:21:00 AM

    I encourage you to continue writing Scarlett. Wishing you the best in your writing endeavors. I enjoyed reading your poetry this morning. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 2/10/2010 8:29:00 AM

    What an inspirational poem. Thank you for the information afterward that add insight for this piece. The rhyme works well. Keep up the good writing! Thank you for your kind comment. Karen

  1. Date: 2/10/2010 7:29:00 AM

    Yes, very informative, Scarlett, thanks for enlightening us. I didn't know the thing about only native americans being allowed to possess a part of the bald eagle. How cool! And your writing about a vision quest!! So happy you liked my sonnet. LUv, Andrea

  1. Date: 2/10/2010 4:19:00 AM

    Excellent read

  1. Date: 2/9/2010 9:48:00 PM

    a very inspiring piece I too wrote a poem called vision quest,and I am 1/4 native american,,,I have visions all the time especially dreams,,,I enjoyed your write and i want to thank you for reading my words and leaving your behind as well,,,Blessings..Cecil

  1. Date: 2/9/2010 8:36:00 PM

    thanks for comments read most of your poetry you write very well for me let not men hinder your walk past present or future 1John 4:1 Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.

  1. Date: 2/9/2010 8:14:00 PM

    Excellent write Scarlett and a nice follow up to your previous poem mentioned... such beautiful visuals and vividly described.. a joy to read and absorb.. luv.. Linda-Marie..