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Cherokee

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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: 6/24/2014 3:12:00 AM
    Very nice! I liked the tree & pines reference. We do believe the trees talk!! Lovely~~Cat

  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: 2/20/2014 6:22:00 AM
    truly a soup favorite and my favorite. it's a lovely dedication, have you ever met linda's fiance. Nate's a little twisted, but a kickass poet. I recommend his worm poem. Luv- SKAT

    A. V. Avatar Giorgio A. V.
    Date: 2/20/2014 11:02:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I have read the worm poem, already. Thank you Sid! Luv you, too! :) G.
  1. Date: 12/18/2013 10:41:00 PM
    Giorgio, I hope you never get tired of my visits on this poem... Sending hugs.... goodnight...Linda

  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: 12/6/2013 12:42:00 PM
    soup mail... Thank you for the lovely adding the lovely dedications on the bottom... LINDA

  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 11:28:00 AM
    You do not write, unless the poem is extraordinary ....and here again you write beautifully! Congrats to you G. And thanks again for my placement in your last challenge!!

  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: 11/30/2013 3:32:00 PM
    Giorgio, Bravo, you always seem to go the extra mile in the study of the history and the quality of the poem.

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


    Hey, Craig! 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.
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