Saturday, September 12, 2009

Life's Drum
From the beginning there were drums,
beating out world rhythm --
the booming, never-failing
tide on the beach,
the four seasons,
gliding smoothly, one from the other;
when the birds come,
when they go,
the bear hibernating
for his winter sleep.
Unfathomable the why,
yet all in perfect time
Watch the heartbeat in your wrist
-- a precise pulsing beat
of life's drum.

-- Jimalee Burton (Cherokee)
quoted in In Beauty May I Walk . . . (Exley Pub.)

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