the gift…

A Duel Poem

by  River Urke & Charles Martin

the gift

River Urke and I have once again entered into a duel poetry challenge and this is the resulting poem.  Duel Poetry:  a prearranged poetry writing challenge  between two people to evolve a new poem where each writer must respond to the other writer’s lines  (4 -5 ) until both parties agree that the poem is complete

23 thoughts on “the gift…

  1. Cannot get this poem out of my head, brought back many conversations with a friend in New Mexico. He would tell you that if you saw the eagle while praying, your prayers will be answered, the eagle will take them directly to God.The feather is sacred, it represents strength and courage, honesty and truth, wisdom, power and freedom. You have touched my heart deeply with this one.

    • Dee – your friend was right on the mark with his words. The Eagle is a messenger and their feather are sacred. I am of Ojibwe (Native American Tribe) of the Migizi dodaim(Eagle clan) the Eagle is very important to my people and many other people or tribes. Goodness, I’m pretty sure they are to all earth based religions or spirituality. Don’t quote me though lol 🙂

  2. I love writing poems with you. It still amazes me how well our voices blend. We have a special connection I think we were lucky to find years ago. Miigwech!

  3. Another great one, Charlie!

    Sorry to have been away so much recently. I’ve been busy moving, moving, moving. We leave for Ecuador two weeks from today!

    I promise an actual post tomorrow! It’s been nearly two months since I’ve written. Yikes! I’ve missed your posts!


    • So wonderful to hear from you…I was just thinking about you the other day as we were talking about vacation possibilities…Ecuador is on the list…so get settled soon…you might have visitors…hope all is going well for you two…cheers!

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