Persevere until you learn the art of canoeing says the Oquaga Spirit.

Persevere is the Advice of the Oquaga Spirit. To persevere is to persist in any undertaking in spite of any difficulty or obstacles. In the featured picture, the kids are challenged to master the art of rowing.  While I summered on Oquaga Lake, I was visited by a spirit. This  happened at Scotts Oquaga Lake House. I sensed she was from the Lennie Lenape tribe: A matriarchal tribe that also lived around the lake. On hikes she would dictate poetry. Today’s feature poem is called “Like a Mountain Be“. It is one of some 80 poems. These poems are assembled in a book entitled, “The Oquaga Spirit Speaks.” I modeled  the title after a classic by Black Elk entitled: “Black Elk Speaks.” My poetry is available as a product on DSOworks.com. On line it can be downloaded for $7.99. An autographed hard copy is $35.00 U.S. dollars. This includes postage. For those who have little extra money, Below I posted a 15 minute free reading. This is  at the entreaty of the Oquaga Spirit,. Also, I her poetry  do presentations for parties and conventions.

The lake is situated on a mountain top in the Catskill Mountains  overlooking Deposit, New York. When you are there, you feel as if  your troubles have disappeared. It has a healing effect that reminds me of the movie, Enchanted April. This  film is about the 15th-century Castello Brown in Portofino.  That is the location of  author von Arnim’s  novel.  The water is drinkable from the lake with minimal purification.

 

Persevere is the Advice of the Oquaga Spirit
Persevere.” Like a Mountain Be” is the poem given to me by an amazing spirit on Oquaga Lake. View is from Scott’s Oquaga Lake House.

Like a Mountain Be- A poem to persevere

It rained for many a day
Before the flood gates stopped.
Down came avalanches of water
From the mountain top.

For days after the deluge
The trickles turned to streams.
Streams gushed even harder
As water came down in reams.

At the top it murmered
At the bottom it roared
From barely audible sounds
To a might thundering sword.

To gain such momentum
From a mountain must you start;
For hills make only spills
On the plains the rain’s just art.

Build yourself daily.
Like a mountain be;
Adding to your substance
And your ability.

So when you make an imprint,
It comes down like a flood
And not just like a puddle
That stands on top of mud.

Keep checking for more poetry from my favorite spirit!

 

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