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The Wooden Flute Sings

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The Wooden Flute Sings

From the mountain's peak, the wooden flute sounds
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 flute sounds

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 flute sounds

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 conquer's all life is here,
from the mountain's peak, the wooden flute sounds
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: 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

  1. Date: 1/2/2013 3:49:00 PM
    Thanks for this wonderful example of Terzanelle, dear Debbie! I intend to contribute to Richard's contest on terzanelle ending with a questionku! Pretty challenging! Your example is a masterpiece as usual! And I bow before your Suzette Prime...God bless you, your family and your work: have a very happy new Year! Love, Hanitra

  1. Date: 12/31/2012 3:40:00 PM
    hi cool lady, love this. I know a lady that plays those pipes and sings opera as well she is blind but amazing on the wooden flute pipes . Love this xx happy new Year to you

  1. Date: 12/31/2012 10:40:00 AM
    Hi Debbie See my response to your comment on my last Poem.

  1. Date: 12/31/2012 8:26:00 AM
    WOW! Like this more and more each time I read this. xox DEE Sent you a soupie :)

  1. Date: 12/31/2012 6:50:00 AM
    I enjoyed your Poem, interesting use of the form, it gave the poem a unique rythm that somehow helped connect it with the landscape and history. Happy Newyear Debbie.

  1. Date: 12/30/2012 7:11:00 PM
    Sounds like you must have recently visited that area?...If so I'm extremely jealous and insist on you taking me there!...A real gem, cher - Tim

  1. Date: 12/30/2012 10:32:00 AM
    Beautiful portrait, history lesson and song of the flutes echoing on lofty winds. Enjoyed, John.

  1. Date: 12/30/2012 9:03:00 AM
    Beautiful, Deb....i knew an explanation for snoring was comin! Poetry moves you @ 30,000 feet! jimbo

  1. Date: 12/29/2012 10:46:00 PM
    Love this,,, and my education at the end . I always thought monks were "peaceful" Humans do terrible things in the name of religion. Have a very Blessed New Year ;}

  1. Date: 12/29/2012 8:49:00 PM
    Very educational Debbie, thank you for sharing your wealth and your heart, I believe they are one and all, love and light xxx

  1. Date: 12/29/2012 4:44:00 PM
    This is very well written and very interesting. Thanks for sharing. Happy New year. Lucilla

  1. Date: 12/29/2012 4:40:00 PM
    ACH! I hadn't realized you had tummy woes! Sorry, hon... rest or write. LOL or rest BY writing... both work for me! I like the photo of the flutist on your blog. Heal up. I'm now wishing I'd sent you something from the "medicinal" section of my "special place", instead of those that I hoped may appeal to your senses...xox Dee Did you open your gift? Hit or Miss? ;-) If not to your tastes, I know you'll find them good homes...