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listen for the drum

listen to the drum, talking to the dance listen to the elders, whispering their chants listen to the hooves, pounding on the plain listen to the birds, prophesying rain listen to the moon, time to plant the grain listen to the tales, told around the fire listen to the breeze, and the clouds conspire listen for the buffalo, warn of dreadful days listen, The Great Spirit speaks in many ways listen for the eagle, calling from the sky listen for the drum, hear a mournful sigh 11/20/2018 Contest: Tribute to Native Culture Sponsor: Line Gauthier ~a 1st place Standard Contest 145 Sponsor: Brian Strand ~a 1st place November 22, 2018 Poem of the Day

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Date: 6/23/2019 10:42:00 PM
This is one of my very favorites. I can feel all of it. I can see it clearly. Thank you in words unwritten, as they fall short to the true tribute. Ann
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Date: 6/24/2019 8:00:00 AM
Thank you very much Ann. :)
Date: 2/21/2019 6:22:00 PM
Although two ears but one mouth is more to the point, I think most people will prefer your version! Aloha! Rico
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Date: 2/21/2019 6:45:00 PM
Hmm :)
Date: 12/17/2018 7:39:00 PM
The drum does speak; well penned and congrats on your win.
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Date: 12/17/2018 7:42:00 PM
thank you :)
Date: 12/16/2018 10:52:00 AM
Congratulations on this fine poem being number two on the one hundred best new poems list my friend. A wondrous creation.. A fav ..
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Date: 12/16/2018 2:15:00 PM
Thank you so very much! :)
Date: 12/15/2018 5:03:00 PM
Congrats, PS, for your well-deserved lst Place Win in the contest. I'm honored to share lst Place with you. Many thanks for your kind comments re my win. Best to you as you continue your poetical journey and may you and your family enjoy a Joyous Holiday Season.Bob
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Date: 12/16/2018 2:16:00 PM
Thank you, for your visit and kind words! Wishing you many blessings :)
Date: 12/15/2018 4:38:00 PM
Very nice drum call! Congrats on first place!
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Date: 12/15/2018 5:40:00 PM
Thank you, Kim :)
Date: 12/15/2018 1:24:00 PM
The rhythm of this poem makes it really sound like a drumbeat. Great job!
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Date: 12/15/2018 3:50:00 PM
thank you, Ed :)
Date: 12/15/2018 1:09:00 PM
Returning with a hearty congratulations, P.S., on your wonderful win with your beautiful poem. Warmest wishes always.. ~Susan
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Date: 12/15/2018 3:50:00 PM
thank you, Susan :)
Date: 12/15/2018 12:57:00 PM
This entry was a fave of mine P.S. I am so happy to see it deservedly honored with First Place! Congratulations! xxoo
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Date: 12/15/2018 5:39:00 PM
Thank you so much, Connie :)
Date: 12/15/2018 12:36:00 PM
Dropping by with my congratulations on your win in the contest with this excellent work. Have a wonderful weekend....Mike.
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Date: 12/15/2018 3:49:00 PM
thank you, so much :)
Date: 12/15/2018 11:39:00 AM
Stopping back weth congratulations on your first-place win!
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Date: 12/15/2018 3:47:00 PM
thank you, Carolyn :)
Date: 12/15/2018 10:29:00 AM
Congrats P.S. Love this flowing, mournful rhythm.
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Date: 12/15/2018 3:49:00 PM
thank you, Mark :)
Date: 12/15/2018 12:42:00 AM
Wow P.S. I can certainly hear that drum as I read your wonderful poem. Sending many congrats on your well deserved win. Kindest thoughts Ann x
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Date: 12/15/2018 8:46:00 AM
Thank you, Ann :)
Date: 12/14/2018 12:22:00 PM
Native Americans were so in tune with nature that they heard things many of us miss. A lovely poem, P.S. Congratulations on your win in Brian's contest! Best wishes, Carolyn
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Date: 12/14/2018 3:47:00 PM
Thank you :)
Date: 12/14/2018 10:07:00 AM
Ah nice to read this one again! Congrats on your place in Brian’s contest!
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Date: 12/14/2018 3:47:00 PM
Thank you :)
Date: 12/5/2018 8:22:00 PM
Hello P.S. Awtry, this poem is beautifully written as I read this poem,I could hear the beating of the drums. Well done my friend.
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Date: 12/5/2018 9:35:00 PM
Thank you Darlene. So glad you liked it :)
Date: 11/30/2018 3:20:00 PM
What a great, sad poem, I love it!
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Date: 11/30/2018 3:40:00 PM
Thank you, Audrey :)
Date: 11/27/2018 2:52:00 PM
Wonderfully expressive poem PS! Congrats!
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Date: 11/27/2018 3:45:00 PM
thank you, Mark :)
Date: 11/25/2018 10:16:00 PM
PS, beautiful, as an Ojibwe girl I love this poem and must FAV it ~
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Date: 11/25/2018 10:57:00 PM
Thank you very much Dear Heart :)
Date: 11/25/2018 7:39:00 AM
I have heard your poetry and all this is new to me but now I really know about, real poetry. Great poem, P.S. AWTRY!
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Date: 11/25/2018 8:26:00 AM
Thank you Bobby for your visit and encouraging words. I am fairly new here myself. This site has been very helpful, so many excellent poets and information.
Date: 11/25/2018 6:47:00 AM
Congrats on a deserving POTD...
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Date: 11/25/2018 8:22:00 AM
Thank you so much :)
Date: 11/22/2018 9:49:00 PM
Congratulations on such an empowering poem and for your POTD - well deserved - Indy . . .
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Date: 11/22/2018 11:31:00 PM
Thank you :)
Date: 11/22/2018 6:24:00 PM
Congratulations on POTD, P.S.. So well deserved.~ Warren
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Date: 11/22/2018 11:31:00 PM
Thank you :)
Date: 11/22/2018 6:07:00 PM
I can hear the tomtoms! I love native american lore and you did it a great service. A favorite for me. Congratulations!
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Date: 11/22/2018 11:27:00 PM
Thank you so much!
Date: 11/22/2018 5:47:00 PM
Your thoughts caress gently around my heart. This is beautiful and tender. I can hear the wind, feel the moments surrounding your words. Congratulations P.S. AWTRY, on Poem of the Day. ~ Brandy
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Date: 11/22/2018 11:26:00 PM
Thank you so much :)
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