Lasting Blessings

Lasting Blessings

The time of year and hear
with anticipation
The Katsinas are coming~the Kachinas are coming!
From their mountain home
the spirits arrive at Hopi Villages
Their appearance brings
Lasting Blessings
a time for examination
of the Conscience
They are Spiritual Guests
who sing these affirming lessons
Be decent~respectful, there are
Manners and patterns for each to follow their own life path
Our preparation is a Gift to the Spirit~Being
The delicate Way has protection
with these symbols representing transformation
The last song~the Kachinas receive a prayer feather~a Paho
make their departure until another Season
in the San Francisco Peaks

by Victoria Heim

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''Shade'' ‘What does a certain woman know Of the hour of her death? ’ Mandelstam Tallest, most suave of us, why Memory, Forcing you to appear from the past, pass Down a train, swaying, to find me Clear profiled through the window-glass? Angel or bird? How we debated! The poet thought you translucent straw. Through dark lashes, your eyes, Georgian, Looked out, with gentleness, on it all. Shade, forgive. Blue skies, Flaubert, Insomnia, late-blooming lilac flower, Bring you, and the magnificence of the year, Nineteen-thirteen, to mind, and your Unclouded temperate afternoon, memory Difficult for me now – Oh, shade!