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    Alone on a mountain

    standing on rocks old as time;

    A glorious new Moon's eve

    bathes me in perpetual love;

    My thoughts wander and stray

    in-between the worlds;

    The whistle of jungle birds and the

    chirp of frogs, fills my senses with

    images dancing to a silent beat of drums

    and flutes;

    My amazement at the harmonious beat

    of life is encompassing my whole body;

    A cool breeze blows down from clear,

    calm-languishing-streams;

    Rustling my hair and jangling my earrings,

    wrapping my soul in the fire of peace



    The valley floor is alight with firefly

    brilliance and the humming of restless souls;

    The terraced fields of maize and beans sing

    in joy, at the love of human touch and affection;

    A ceremony is about to begin, a new life

    for a young initiate;

    The aspiration to a position and caste of

    respect and reverence

    Rising from boyhood to manhood, not

    looking back

    The trail of medicine is a difficult and

    dangerous path;

    But the rewards are as a serpent,

    swallowing its own tail;



    A bright star twinkles,

    and winks its approval to my decision;

    I feel the pulse of the world echoing

    through my body and soul

    A raven calls to its mate on the wing,

    and he answers in love and respect

    Perched above me is an Eagle;

    Below Jaguar rests fitfully-purring

    and content;

    My allies keep me safe at these hights,

    so that no evil may befall me on my

    journey;



    A thought strays to you

    in thanks, and remembrance

    For your faith, trust and patience

    This path I walk is long and difficult

    It has led me here

    I am alone on a mountain....
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