Adryan Rotica


- Black Elk Speaks - Poem by Adryan Rotica

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The power of the world
always works in circles.
The sky is round,
and I have heard
the earth is round
like a ball,
and so are all the stars.
The wind,
in its greatest power, whirls.
Birds make their nests
in circles,
for theirs is the same religion as ours.
The sun
comes forth and goes down
in a circle
The moon does the same.
And both always come back
to where they were.
The life of man is a circle
from childhood to childhood.
And so it is in everything
where power moves.'


Comments about - Black Elk Speaks by Adryan Rotica

  • Rookie Angela Barker (9/13/2007 12:03:00 PM)

    Black elk speaks beautiful truths that drift into the readers soul. (Report) Reply

    1 person liked.
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  • Rookie Aisha Sherazi (5/16/2006 6:13:00 AM)

    I see this with beautiful illustrations in a children's book, typed in circles. Hello? Any publishers out there? Get a move on please! It was lovely Adrienne, really well done. Peace, Aisha (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Ulrike Gerbig (5/10/2006 6:41:00 AM)

    this...really is...very beautiful...very native american and very deep.

    u. (who loves u2) (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Goldy Locks (5/4/2006 10:17:00 AM)

    The Circle is Unbroken (great song) by Phil Ochs? i think?

    anyway, enjoyed this one, i think we need more all-encompassing poems
    such as these.

    best care,
    Sus. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, May 3, 2006

Poem Edited: Wednesday, July 21, 2010


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