Sunday, April 17, 2016

When Sun Dogs Dance Across the Sky

Wickaninnish Beach Sun Dog
(the driftwood looks like a wolf to me)


When sun dogs dance across the sky,
the sacred prophecy is at hand,
as the Children of the Rainbow
begin to walk across the land.

Hush, now, and listen,
for the Grandmothers are speaking:

"Like a new-born, wobbly foal, 
you're trying to find your skittery legs,
in a time of great change
as land and waters re-arrange.
You'll feel the wobble in the earth
turmoil in the land and sea.
As our Mother Earth  gives birth,
we'll learn a balanced way to be."

The people of the Rainbow
were born seeing with new eyes.
May those ready to awaken
hear our Mother's painful cries.

"Getting More must now give way 
to the sharing of All with All.
We must return to the Old Ways,
let polluted systems fall.
There will be turmoil in the turning.
Trust those with  twinkles in their eyes.
They are cool water to ease the burning.
They are the Messengers, so wise." 

Mother Earth, I feel you quickening
as the new world is a-borning,
like a shape-shifter, transforming,
response to evolution's dawning.

"In the time of whirling rainbows, 
dance your prayers under the sky. 
Listen to the song of the wolves,
fate of the wild world in their cry.

"Sing songs of love and peace.
Watch for a rainbow 'round the sun.
When sun dogs dance across the sky,
the Fifth World of Peace will have begun.

Ah, ho. Now we have spoken."

Thank you, Grandmothers, 
for this hope and trust.
We will help the people change, 
because change we must.
We will sing with the wolves 
our song of tomorrow,
work to mend and heal the planet's people 
and the earth  its sorrow.


*To the Navajo and the Hopi, the Prophecy of the Whirling Rainbow speaks of Ancestors who will return in white bodies, but who are Red on the inside. They will learn to walk the Earth Mother in balance again. The generation following the Flower Children are prophesied to be the ones who will see the dawning of the Fifth World of Peace.


How this poem came to be : In an email to my friend Truedessa, I wrote: "We will sing with the wolves our song of tomorrow," and recognized it had poem potential.  Truedessa suggested we each write a poem including that line, to be posted this Sunday. I am so looking forward to reading hers at True Wanderings.

posted for the Poetry Pantry at Poets United.


29 comments:

  1. "Sing songs of love and peace.
    Watch for a rainbow 'round the sun.
    When sun dogs dance across the sky,
    the Fifth World of Peace will have begun."
    From these lips to God's ears!
    I love the title: 'sun dogs' is such a cool term.

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  2. like a shape-shifter, transforming... beautifully written.. can't wait for the dawning of the fifth world of peace...it's about time!!

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  3. Oh what a song and prophesy....I am the generation following the Flower Children, so now it all makes sense to me! Powerful write Sherry! Now on to Truedessa's poem!

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  4. Oh I love how this ties together with Trudessa's poetry... so like and yet different. Love the prophesy and those dancing sun-dogs.

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  5. Love! Rhythm and progression and all. So mote it be.

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  6. It really is a poem in a line - There is both a sense of urgency, ending and also 'remedy' if we listen and do as we must to repair the damage we have done - and the wood definitely looks like a wolf..messages all around us

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  7. it is a prayer song to be sung aloud ...every word weaves a dream to revive the weary soul...beautiful Sherry...

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  8. love how this piece flows! well written as always !

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  9. Ah, singing with the wolves...what a glorious experience that would be. And as for returning to the old ways, it seems that more and more people are doing that. Hopefully not too late for the earth.

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  10. There is so much optimism in this poem. Beautiful :)

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  11. "We will sing with the wolves
    our song of tomorrow,
    work to mend and heal the planet's people
    and the earth its sorrow. "--Amen!! It's purely on Us...I pledge to use my voice ..., Sherry !! Very beautiful piece. And that drift wood actually looks like a figure of a wolf. :)

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  12. I love when you write poetry that reads like guided meditation. I'm listening... waiting for the sun dogs... ♥

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  13. luv the mixture of myth and trust; in this poem. very beautiful

    thanks for dropping in at my Sunday Lime today

    much love...

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  14. I agree with Magaly :D this reads beautifully :D

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  15. Oh, yes, it's great creation! I resonate with ' balanced way to be' on the earth, when we're singing these inspiring songs...

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  16. I like the prophecy of the ancestors who "will learn to walk the Earth Mother in balance again." The earth needs that!!

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  17. Keep singing... with your beautiful voice/pen
    ZQ

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  18. Sherry, I absolutely love the title of your poem. This is so rich and speaks of the need to see with new eyes. This def has your signature style all over it. Thank you for taking on the challenge. You can't see me but, I am smiling and clapping.

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  19. The lovely cascade of random rhyme is masterful and renders a unique cadence to your words. The piece, itself, lifts off the page in shimmers of rainbow hope. Beautiful!

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  20. Strong message and wise words.

    Elizabeth

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  21. When I read your poetry the sense of importance in being at one with nature is made so apparent and important. It is always an inspiration Sherry.

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  22. But can we go back or must we find a new way of doing the old?

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  23. Oh, Sherry! This is so beautiful!

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  24. the ancients are wise. they can see what the world will become but they will be back to keep the Earth in balance again.
    what a beautiful message.

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  25. Within my heart, I feel the verses, singing, to my soul. In offering, a chance for a better world, and inner growth.

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  26. Beautiful, beautiful imagery!

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  27. Hi Sherry B! I feel so earthy with your poem here. Love the references to the sun dogs, wolves, rainbow people, the grandmothers, and Mother Nature/Earth herself. Even though I am Catholic, I've also felt Mother Earth herself while living in the islands. She and the Virgin Mary could be friends, hehe. have a good evening.

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  28. Inspiring to read Sherry ~ Love this part best:

    We will sing with the wolves
    our song of tomorrow,
    work to mend and heal the planet's people
    and the earth its sorrow.

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