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The Conjurer and The Thunder Horses

The Conjurer and The Thunder Horses

He holds his hands out
To the unpredictable spry wind
Singing to the lightning 
Conjuring his trio of friends
The ancient calling from a long lost
Tribe’s stricken divorce
Still holds divine power
To bring the spirit of the horse

They come bursting through the clouds
To his bid’s granting
Responding in wild trumpeting
To the chief’s chanting
A secret language that speaks
To the water retained skies
To spill out upon parched land
Of deprivation’s demise

The thunder horses stir the lightning
Obey native’s hand
They parade down storms of water
To replenish the land
The Arizona plains soak up
The righteous sacred rain
And the conjurer thanks
The spirit horses once again
 

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Cherie Sumner-Taylor

Hi Lisa.  Thank you!  I like the customs of other cultures. The Native American legends are intriguing to me of how they would conjure rain through spirits.  The horse has always been highly revered among the native tribes...an important part of their life and respected in spirit as well...Thank you for your valued comments.  xo ;)

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Cherie Sumner-Taylor

Thank you, Greg.....I wanted to do something different and was thinking about the different ways people of all cultures think about God and seek His spirit to help...and the Native Americans definitely believed in spirit gods that would send help....and horses were revered as great spirits, sacred when alive as well to them.  Thank you for commenting on the imagery...very validating...I appreciate it. xo ;)  

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Barry Childs

At first, I thought it was going to be about Tony, again! But, alas it is a superb historic rendering of ancient America. Terrific. Barry x

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Cherie Sumner-Taylor

Hi Barry. Lol....I can actually write narratives and other subjects besides Tony....He does inspire me when it comes to love poetry, but I enjoy a challenge of other themes.  I love the stories and legends of the native Americans and customs and traditions around the world.  Thank you for supporting my versatility.  Means so much.  xo ;) 

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deano

Beautiful ❤️

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Cherie Sumner-Taylor

Thank you, sis....I could just see the whole ritual in my head as I wrote this...a very moving plea by the conjurer to summon rain by the thunder horses.  Love n Hugs

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deano

Always magical with you ❤️

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Larry Ran

My Dear Cherie,

His hands are the divining rod
Outstretched in Ancient Chant
He calls upon "The Thunder Horse"
His people, rain to grant

All my love,
Larry xxx

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Cherie Sumner-Taylor

Perfect summation....I love to learn about other cultures and the Native Americans are very ritualistic and spiritual....relying on the spirit gods to protect and provide for them....Horses are revered by them...which I understand...lol  Much thanks, Larry. xo Love n hugs

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Tony Taylor

Hey C!!...this has a number of things going for it in such a positive light......I LOVE the subject matter in and of itself!!..... but you've taken it to another level of respect by adding such beautifully considered and conveyed imagery to the equation...... But ultimately.... you shine the light where it most deserves it.... on their everlasting relationship to and with nature and 'Mother Nature'... which lays at the heart of their spiritual belief system!!......GREAT stuff love.....PINNED for perfection!!.......hugs n kisses!!......T xo ❤✴👌✴😊

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Cherie Sumner-Taylor

Yay!  Thanks T!  I have always respected the Native Americans for their reverence of nature and appreciation of what nature provides for them.  It is such an important part of their whole spiritual faith as well.  I am thrilled you liked this and honored you pinned it... Love n Hugs, xo ;)

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charlotte

hi cherie, this is quite beautiful , powerful and an engaging read .. i really love your choice of words from start to end ...

such a strong poem.

x charlotte

 

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Cherie Sumner-Taylor

HI Charlotte....Thank you, my friend!  I could just see this in my mind...the Native American chief calling on the Thunder Horses of the sky to bring rain...and I found a perfect picture of the ritual too....I could just feel the heartbeat of what I wanted to write about this...I am so happy you liked it... Bless you for reading and taking time to let me know how it affected you. xo ;)

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Cherie Sumner-Taylor

Hi Lorris...Thank you!  I appreciate you taking time to read and comment...I love the Native American traditions and spirituality....It inspired me to do this write. ox ;) 

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Dmitri Rudder

I don't want to throw a damper on the procedings, but... Have you ever read the Accounts of Native magic. It was beautiful in every way, and Unlike Christian 'Miracles', they worked almost without fail. So, not wanting to be upshown by savages, We burned them in hellfire of our own conjuration. I guess the most ready access we have to magic is the Hatred and flames of hell we can summon forth so easily to appease our rage. 

 I might not be sleeping well tonight at all...
 Well made poem, sorry to ruin the mood you tried to show in this...

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Cherie Sumner-Taylor

I respect your thoughts and opinions on everything....and I feel empathy for the unfair treatment and almost annihilation of the native americans....all for greed and power....Their spiritual essence is a beautiful thing to witness.  We must never forget the history....never...xo 

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