everything that is, is alive

everything that is, 
is alive

on a steep river bank
there’s a voice that speaks
i’ve seen the master of that voice
he bowed to me
i spoke with him
he answered all my questions

everything that is, is alive

the little gray bird
with a little blue breast
sings in a hollow tree
she calls her spirits
they dance

and sing with her
her shaman songs

everything that is, is alive

the woodpecker on a tree

has a drumstick 
his drumming nose
under which the tree vibrates
and cries out like a drum
all these things answer my call

the lantern walks around 
the walls of this house have tongues
even this bowl has its true home, far away
the hides asleep in their bags
were awake all night, talking

and also at night
on the graves

antlers circled the mounds
while the dead left
to visit the living

everything that is, is alive

– ancient song of siberian shamans

~ by tdcatss on October 22, 2015.

One Response to “everything that is, is alive”

  1. Truth. Life is everywhere and in all things.

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