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Along the Klamath

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Along the Klamath




Spray painted on the bridge guardrail
The words "Two Feathers is pok li la..."
Past and the present meet by the river
The old ways remembered by the young.

Two Feathers in an "upstream man"
Tribes of the mother river, the Klamath
Nurturing their spirit and  feeding the body
Through the ages as it runs to the sea..



Hupa, Yurok and Kurok tribes have lived for thousands of years along the beautiful
Klamath River in northern California. 
For Deb's contest.

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  1. Date: 2/22/2013 5:49:00 PM
    I like what I read, ~SKAT

  1. Date: 1/15/2013 4:25:00 PM
    Congratulations to you Barbara!!! We are both familiar with the tribes of Northern California, and I love the history lessons available to those of us who love our part of the country. Indeed the Klamath River is known for the many tribes who have lived there!

  1. Date: 1/15/2013 8:48:00 AM
    Hola, Barbara ;-) congratulations with your poem... PD

  1. Date: 1/13/2013 1:56:00 PM
    Strong simple images won you first place, it spoke to me from my first read. [I love to hear more of Two Feathers] Congrad's Light & Love

  1. Date: 1/13/2013 8:03:00 AM
    Fascinating verse, Barbara...congratulations on your 1st place win in Deb's contest...Do the three tribes in your footnote still live along the Klamath River? - Tim

  1. Date: 1/13/2013 6:07:00 AM
    Barbara congrats on your win, excellent poem...David

  1. Date: 1/13/2013 4:16:00 AM
    Congratulations on you top spot Barbara, well deserved xx

  1. Date: 1/13/2013 1:43:00 AM
    Congratulations on 1st place

  1. Date: 1/12/2013 8:09:00 PM
    Congrats Barbara lovely poem ....Seren

  1. Date: 1/12/2013 7:48:00 PM
    very nice, congrats on a win well-deserved and a beautiful tribute to the tribes or N. California.

  1. Date: 1/6/2013 4:20:00 PM
    very nicely done for Deb's contest, dear.

  1. Date: 1/6/2013 4:04:00 PM
    really interesting barb! I hope to see you add to this soon..so I can learn! Light & Love