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Cherokee


Cherokee (Tall Warrior of Tanasi)

White smoke ascends above the distant hearths
the softness of the cold, inside connotes;
while snow continues spreading on the earth,
his spotted chestnut snorts, and vapor floats.

Concerned the stalwart stares above the land
where snow flakes in the winter gust rotate
the herds of buffalo tracked down and strand
-were forced to move ahead and relocate. 

The Ag'tanahi-Anisgaya words fly
with crows' invisible fast wings and stray,
they guide his solemn spirit to reply
to calls, the sovereign woods and night convey.

The Warrior of Tanasi harks the sough,
the trees conduct to him along the slope,
what precognitions in the ether strew,
who has the wisdom will translate pines' trope.

The winds transmit the ancestors' same song
to the Tanasi of the Cherokee, Tall soul,
inside the woods they dance with snow along
repetitive crows winging and skies' call.

Inside the night he drifts along death's fare
where sacrifice redeems itself with pride
The Greater Spirit shall bestow his care,
for the Tanasi kindred, will provide.

© G. V., 11-07-2013, All Rights Reserved
(Iambic Pentameter)

Ag'ta na hi = wise
A ni s ga ya = men

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  1. Date: 3/30/2014 5:12:00 AM

    I'll add what I wrote there before it disappeared... "The poem depicts the virgin earth and its people- the natives...a silent landscape that was disrupted. " rest I forgot,, :( But it's a glorious write, it's a quaint one and you did managed to touch the very heart of their spirit. I loved totally their story told in your words. Hugs and smiles, Giorgio!

  1. Date: 2/20/2014 11:02:00 AM

    Thank you all, friends! :)

  1. Date: 12/12/2013 10:56:00 PM

    This poem depicts a much deeper understanding of the Natives and their beliefs than one has read anywhere else. Beautiful description of each detail from beginning to end. Thanks Giorgio, I loved this so much!

  1. Date: 12/5/2013 6:22:00 PM

    Wonderful! Congratulations!!

  1. Date: 12/2/2013 8:56:00 AM

    Carrie Richards was right. This is extraordinary! Congratulations on the win.

  1. Date: 12/1/2013 11:11:00 AM

    The adventurous one has done it again congrats on your big win G, xxx

  1. Date: 12/1/2013 8:40:00 AM

    Love this poem for many reasons... the content, the form, the way you perfectly penned it...amazing write and awesome win....Congrats :)

  1. Date: 12/1/2013 3:59:00 AM

    Excellent win congratulations Giorgio xx

    A. V. Avatar Giorgio A. V. Date: 12/1/2013 4:00:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Mandy. :) G.
  1. Date: 12/1/2013 2:43:00 AM

    This is extremely amazing! Super love it! You're really a very talented poet my very dear friend G.! Hugging this gem. Thank you so much for sharing and my HEARTFELT CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR WELL DESERVED SUPER WIN! Cheers & biggest hugs! By the way, may I also take this chance to say TYSM for my wonderful win in your contest. More blessings & power! love lots always, Leonora

    A. V. Avatar Giorgio A. V. Date: 12/1/2013 3:49:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Leonora! Thank you! :) G.
  1. Date: 11/30/2013 9:18:00 PM

    Congrats on your first place win in PD's contest, Giorgio! I enjoyed reading this beauty again! Love and Blessings, Rhonda

    A. V. Avatar Giorgio A. V. Date: 12/1/2013 3:50:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Rhonda! I still recall that poem with the rose. :) G.
  1. Date: 11/30/2013 6:52:00 PM

    At least you scored this time around, my talented friend, and rightly so. Not only this masterpiece but your other works as well is of the highest (and I mean THE HIGHEST) order. A double 7 - hell, make that a triple 7. Kudos, Giorgio. Licia :-)

    A. V. Avatar Giorgio A. V. Date: 12/1/2013 3:51:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi Licia! Thank you my friend! G.
  1. Date: 11/30/2013 6:11:00 PM

    Outstanding, Giorgio. Descript images. Congrats on your win!

    A. V. Avatar Giorgio A. V. Date: 12/1/2013 3:51:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Juliet! Thank you! :) G.
  1. Date: 11/29/2013 12:32:00 PM

    Congrats on your winning work..Way to go!!!Sara

    A. V. Avatar Giorgio A. V. Date: 12/1/2013 3:52:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Dear Sara! Thank you! G.
  1. Date: 11/27/2013 4:50:00 PM

    An amazing poem, Giorgio! Very detailed imagery and wonderful storytelling. I think this deserved a much higher placement in the contest! Congratulations on your win!...Thank you for the kind congrats on my poem!

    A. V. Avatar Giorgio A. V. Date: 12/1/2013 3:53:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Kelly! Beautiful commenting! G.
  1. Date: 11/26/2013 3:46:00 PM

    Giorgio , It seems I am loved or not now, yet I was gifted from the start with this amazing poem , I moved it right away to 2nd round . I struggled at this point at the end , where can I put this amazing piece ? I Love it , It wins !!

    A. V. Avatar Giorgio A. V. Date: 11/30/2013 10:59:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    You are much loved because you are a beautiful person and a Native American. (I love Native Americans). Thank you! G.
  1. Date: 11/25/2013 8:01:00 AM

    Congrats on your win. Wonderful poem.

    A. V. Avatar Giorgio A. V. Date: 12/1/2013 3:54:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you M. S. Congrats to you, too! G.
  1. Date: 11/24/2013 10:11:00 PM

    Congratulations on this fine win, Giorgio

  1. Date: 11/24/2013 5:21:00 PM

    brilliant Giorgio deserves a higher place congrats on win Shadow x smile hug

    A. V. Avatar Giorgio A. V. Date: 12/1/2013 3:54:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Shadow! Thank you! :) G.
  1. Date: 11/24/2013 4:40:00 PM

    Exellent writing here Gorgio, a lot of content in your lines; I see they followed the winds trail through the pine forest.. Somthing like i wrote Congrats on your achieved win, Joe..)

    A. V. Avatar Giorgio A. V. Date: 12/1/2013 3:55:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Joe. You are a wise man. G.
  1. Date: 11/24/2013 4:09:00 PM

    this is outstanding work Giorgio...one of the best I have read yet in the contest... congrats on your win....

    A. V. Avatar Giorgio A. V. Date: 12/1/2013 3:55:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Sandra. G.
  1. Date: 11/24/2013 4:03:00 PM

    Congratulations ...really really loved your poem...

    A. V. Avatar Giorgio A. V. Date: 12/1/2013 3:57:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Donna! You are always so nice! :) G.
  1. Date: 11/24/2013 2:21:00 PM

    Excellent poem , I want you to know, how hard it was to place these , I felt this was a 1st place poem amongst the other poems , at some time , I just had to decide , and I loved this ! Thank-you for this beautiful entry . A fine win !

    A  Avatar Poet Destroyer A Date: 11/24/2013 2:22:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I do not understand if you thought it was a first place.... Why is it placed so low?
  1. Date: 11/11/2013 3:52:00 PM

    very nice, and it looks like you did your research!! I always am drawn to see poems that have Cherokee in the title since cherokee is back there in my ancestry, just a little bit!!

  1. Date: 11/10/2013 5:52:00 PM

    Nicely written and well done. and thank you for your congrads on the haunting it was a fun write todo.

    A. V. Avatar Giorgio A. V. Date: 12/1/2013 3:58:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Cheryl. G.
  1. Date: 11/9/2013 5:55:00 PM

    This is like i am watching a movie with scenes about the Tsanabi tribe ..and their warrior..I used to love watching those kind of movies when I was very young...and I really enjoyed your story..found it very interesting ..Charma

    A. V. Avatar Giorgio A. V. Date: 12/1/2013 3:57:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Charm! So kind of you! Thank you! :) G.
  1. Date: 11/7/2013 9:47:00 PM

    You describe the scene so vividly I could feel the solemnity. Being of tribal roots myself, I have great respect and admiration for this proud nation. I know you'll scoop the prize with this exquisite write, my friend. Licia :-)

    A. V. Avatar Giorgio A. V. Date: 12/1/2013 3:56:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Licia! :) G.
  1. Date: 11/7/2013 11:11:00 AM

    soup mail...

  1. Date: 11/7/2013 10:29:00 AM

    Steep look at tribal enchanment giving glory to ancestral beginnings, G... hats off!..:) huggs

    A. V. Avatar Giorgio A. V. Date: 12/1/2013 3:59:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you dear. :) G.