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O true Elder,

O true watcher of the people,

O true gain of wisdom,

O spirit of times past,


O only illuminator

of the three dimensions of time,

(child, parent, elder)


O smoldering smudging burning,

O lighted flame of future vision,


O Sound advice from depth of night,

O Spirit of the ancient’s word,

O Dreamer of the life beyond,

O Wind of legend north,

O Teacher of the ways of earth,


--Emily Isaacson, City of Roses

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