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

Persevere is the Advice of 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!

 

3 Measuring Rods of the Great Pyramid

News as Reported By the Oquaga Spirit

News as Reported by the Oquaga Spirit. A couple of hiking trails enclose the lake. The smaller just encloses the lake’s perimeters. The larger trail also makes a grand loop on Oquaga Lake Road.  It also encloses Scott”s Lookout Cookout.  On the trail you walk by virgin forest and countless raspberry and blueberry bushes. Two of Scotts golf courses touch the trail. At Lookout Cookout, while you dine on the mountain top to country music performed live by the Scott family, you can enjoy a bird’s eye few of the lake. The road encloses the lake and loops for about four and a half miles. This is home territory for the Oquaga Spirit. One day while walking and communing  with her, a gentleman ran past at a quick pace. As I traversed the road with pen and pad in hand,  I wrote the following rhyme at the entreaty of the spirit.

Mercury-Hermes Delivers News Quickly
Walking on the Loop Around Oquaga Lake, Mercury Hermes ran past.

News

Mercury-Hermes ran past
Wearing wing-tipped shoes.
I asked him why he hurried
He said he carried news.

And so it is with man
Who must be in the know.
News must trvel quickly.,
Or in the trash it goes.

He dashes to the station
Where it will be broadcast
At the speed of light
To regions remote and vast.

But I just take my time
Walking down the path.
Hermes carries statistics,
I enjoy nature’s math.

The Beauty of Oquaga Lake Places it High on the Desirable List

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Scott’s Oquaga Lake House is set up for another memorable wedding. The spirit loves weddings. The sign posted in the picture states: Two families ar becoming one. We ask that you choose a seat and not a side. The spirit, a female Indian from the Lennie Lenape, is a great peace maker. Please read the poetry posted as a product on the front page of DSOworks. If things are tight monetarily, as they are for most, just enjoy the poems blogs. Eventually I will blog about all of them.

 

oquaga spirit seems to really enjoy Halloween

Halloween, A Brightly Lit Moon and Black Cats Dashing By

Halloween, a brightly lit Moon and Black Cats Dashing By. Happy Halloween. Yes, the Oquaga Spirit seems to enjoy Halloween. The Spirit offered me a poem for my book entitled, The Oquaga Spirit Speaks. I call it “Autumn’s Party”. I’ve memorized every poem in the book and daily practice their recitation. My goal is to one day tour the world reciting the poems of this spirit.  I sense she is  from the Lennie Lenape tribe. She would accompany me on my hikes around the mountains. Later I would recite the poems at the public libraries in the Catskills and on group hikes. It’s all part of a book of poetry that the spirit dictated to me over several years. At Scott’s Oquaga Lake House I was the pianist for their occasions for some 15 years, It was there I made the acquaintance of the spirit. The spirit dwells on and around Oquaga Lake located in the scenic Catskill Mountains.

The Oquaga Spirit hovers over the lOquaga Lake perched in the Catskill Mountains
This is the Home of the Scott Family since 1869- and, the Oquaga Spirit who “ignored my tranquility” as she dictated her poems. Above, from right to left are Michael, Scotty (patriarch), Gary, Michelle, Patty and  majestic matriarch, Doris. HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

It Must Be Halloween!

Memorizing poetry is  good for the mind. These poems also offer therapy. They have the ability to keep you happy even in these difficult times. It that way, it seems like the spirit’s poems have a healing quality. They are available on DSOworks.com as a product quite inexpensively.  If you are short on funds, be patient. Eventually they will all  be posted and blogged about, one at the time, for free!

The orange in the water is one of the colors used for the banner of Halloween
Oquaga Lake at sundown: “The Lake is like a kaleidoscope whose colors constantly change.”

Autumn’s Party

Autumn’s throwing a party
On a massive scale
With acorns, squash and pumpkins
Wine cider and ale.

Everyone’s preparing-
For that special night-
Ghosts, goblins, witches,
Things that cause a fright.

But, on the darkened evening
In the air is there’s glee,
As children don their costumes
Making revelry.

“Trick or treat’s” the cry
That fills the night time air.
And when you open your doors,
At devils and demons do you stare.

“Boo!” yells a ghost
Barely three feet tall.
“Careful,” you reply
“Or down the stairs you’ll fall.”

The barren, eerie trees
Against a brightly lit Moon…
Back cats dashing by
As overhead bats swoon.

Water a scary party,
Delight in fright it seems.
Orange and black banners?
It must be Halloween!

Make the Oquaga spirit be with you; and, Happy Halloween!   -David.