Wind Talker

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Wind Talker

‘neath the halo of a full moon Wind Talker gives music to the night flute carved from a fallen tree he plays to the dwindling forest trees that remain and creatures losing habitat softly the melody resonates through the woods Wind Talker recalls stories handed down tribal legacies of prosperity, joy an era when animals were protected and revered glory days of spiritual people proud Native Americans who honored their culture cast away even as treaties were signed so much has been lost so much clad in soft skins Wind Talker wishes for what might have been if settlers had never made their way to his land yes, the land is his it always will be; this he knows his heart’s sadness emanates from Wind Talker’s flute development is approaching, encroaching more houses, more highways fewer trees, less land for animals to roam freely resignation sets in no way to reclaim the past ceremonial drums fade in the distance so much has been lost so much

Copyright © | Year Posted 2011

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Date: 1/18/2014 2:51:00 PM
Carolyn, excellent use of imagery and good contrast between the stanzas and good emotion and message. Congratulations on your win, thanks much for entering my contest.
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Date: 1/4/2012 10:08:00 AM
Stirring write. Congratulations on your 1st round win in the PoetrySoup International Contest. A write very worthy of consideration and thought.
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Date: 12/28/2011 9:02:00 PM
Yes, I'm biased to the native american also. So, mucjh persecution....... still.
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Date: 12/28/2011 9:02:00 PM
Good luck in the contest.
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Date: 12/28/2011 8:35:00 PM
Now this one I remember..loved it then and now..congrats. BG
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Date: 12/28/2011 2:41:00 PM
Congrats on a double placement, Carolyn. Wind talker is one of your best. Love, daver
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Date: 5/8/2011 11:06:00 AM
Thanks Carolyn for your ever inspiring comments at my pages.....
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Date: 5/7/2011 2:37:00 PM
Indeed, so much has been lost. The western world is steeped in corporate greed, and those who live simply and happily off the land have suffered badly, in all continents. A powerful and heartfelt write. Kind regards, Robert.
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Date: 3/24/2011 10:42:00 PM
Congratulations my friend for your win and writing a beautiful poem as well with great imagery in every line that definitely tells the story,,,and Thank You again and again for all your visits upon my words and for the lovely words that you left behind,,Blessings..Cecil
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Date: 3/23/2011 11:44:00 AM
Hey Carolyn congratulations on your awesome win in Constance's contest, love Wilma
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Date: 3/23/2011 7:14:00 AM
Congrats on a well written, well deserve 2nd Place, Carolyn. Beautiful. Enjoyed. Nice going. xxxRalph
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Date: 3/22/2011 1:02:00 PM
Congratulaions on the second place win in the contest of Constance, Carolyn
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Date: 3/22/2011 12:13:00 PM
Congratulations on your superb 2nd Place win in Constance's "Tell His Story" Contest, Carolyn! So well-written and you manage to capture all that it seems he would have been concerned about in this poem! Love, Annalise
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Date: 3/22/2011 11:24:00 AM
Always a pleasure to see you at the top, Carolyn. Congratulations on your worthy poem's honored second place place. Agape, Moses
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Date: 3/22/2011 11:10:00 AM
Congratulations on your super win Carolyn in Constance's contest " Tell His Story". Love, Carol
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Date: 3/22/2011 8:25:00 AM
Heart-wrenchingly beautiful story, Carolyn. Many congrat's on your well-deserved BIG WIN. Lainie
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Date: 3/22/2011 7:53:00 AM
Congrats on your win, Carolyn... such a moving piece! Enjoyed greatly:) Carol
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Date: 3/22/2011 7:50:00 AM
I am so happy to see this place high, Carolyn! A wonderful poem, sad and true with tender feeling! Congratulations!
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Date: 3/22/2011 6:29:00 AM
I love the name you chose and the story ..love the ending. Congrats LNC. BG
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Date: 3/21/2011 11:52:00 PM
great to see your win today Carolyn
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Date: 3/21/2011 11:38:00 PM
great use of imary and tonality, dear carols! my happy cheers to you for the special win :) huggs, nette
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Date: 3/21/2011 8:57:00 PM
Carolyn this is beautiful. many congrats.
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Date: 3/21/2011 8:28:00 PM
Congratulations, Carolyn, on second place in my contest, with this amazing poem~~
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Date: 3/21/2011 8:03:00 PM
Great interpretation of the story, Carolyn. congratulations. Love, Joyce
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Date: 3/16/2011 3:47:00 PM
Carolyn- I can't stop reading this! I find it so odd that some things were conveniently left out of our history lessons as kids. The Thanksgiving dinner scenario seems so lovely and just. Why were so many other tales of darkness left untold? So MANY! I rarely see entire families of Native American out in public. There are so few left here. This is sad to me. ~JS Lambert
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