Pah-ho-ho-klah Whispering reply

Who passes here?

Who passed there?

Just beyond your sight

         We pass here

         We passed there

         Track us

we ripple along the wind’s tides

we walk through moonlight

we glide upon tree whispers

we sing the sun’s song in the shade

        Invisible to you perhaps

        But still we pass



Circling round

Our scat still enriches all ground



         tenderly we pass

         soft in our tracks

times die

patience tries

         still we pass

                  we pass

with each light step

with each mindful breath

         through the pass

                  we track

                  we track






  1. Uncle Tree said,

    August 1, 2009 at 8:53 pm

    I like this one! It’s gets the rhythm moving
    in a classical way. Do you give dance lessons?

    • August 1, 2009 at 9:47 pm

      dance lessons? only if they’re free form..LOL. that you mention it…there might be something…

  2. Gabrielle Bryden said,

    July 26, 2009 at 10:52 pm

    Magical stuff!

  3. nickpierce said,

    July 26, 2009 at 8:31 pm

    “…scat still enriches all ground”
    Fecund phrase, that.

    • July 26, 2009 at 11:31 pm

      O NP, ha, another fan of fecundity? Have loved all the forms of the word ever since I met Eula–an embodiement of primordial fecundity– in The Hamlet by Faulkner. Gives new meanings to ‘digging a woman’. Nice of you to sample my wares.

  4. bindo said,

    July 26, 2009 at 7:07 pm

    OK…Now you have me!!! Great work and so glad you are in my roll…And of course, your comments crack me up!

    • July 26, 2009 at 8:05 pm

      Damn, dark dude, you are a silver penned poet. And here I thought it was all about the coffee and smokes.

  5. Forrester McLeod said,

    July 26, 2009 at 5:15 pm

    Good Lord Woman!

    White Buffalo Joy Giver Butterfly Deluxe Silly Samba shall also have to add “Transporter” to her moniker….cause that’s what you do to me. Your words always take me there. I sit in those woods and feel those spirits. What a gift.

    Thank You!

    Oh…..and may I ask what the words “Pah-ho-ho-klah” mean?

  6. severnyproductions said,

    July 26, 2009 at 4:15 pm

    i was wondering how long i was going to have to dance for. well it was worth the wait

    • July 26, 2009 at 6:31 pm

      hmm, enjoy resting your feet, Kokot, cause there’s more ‘dance’ coming.

  7. marstead said,

    July 26, 2009 at 2:23 pm

    This is lovely and haunting. I love it. It haunts me. I think I’ll go read it again. And again.

  8. ichabod said,

    July 26, 2009 at 1:51 pm

    I knew you could do it, this is fantastic.

    47whitebuffalo you are inspired to say the least.

    This is a wonderful gift to see on a Sunday Morn.

    Thank you 🙂

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