Gifts for Grandfather: Potosi Oracle-2022Each evening at Oracle 2022, our leaders gathering held in Potosi, Missouri, we gathered around “Grandfather Fire” to offer gifts of poetry, story, drumming, movement, and song. The following was offered by Wisdom Elder emeritus, Glenn Siegel.
by Glenn Siegel
Zoom ghosted brothers
Eager for live, embodied connection
Gathered from all directions
Longings thwarted too long.
Our travel origins
brought the four direction Winds
to envelop us
Earth to ground and center
Water to cleanse and open our flow
And Fire to thaw our numbness into presence.
Circle energy brought us into gratitude
Truth telling on holy ground.
Grief and Pain to reveal our Love
Anger, our passion for Justice
Emptiness to shape our Longing
Fear as a pathway for Courage
All could be exposed and released
Being held by loving witnesses
Our tender, masculine intimacy
Long dormant through an endless viral winter
We came back to life
Drumming, Dancing, Singing, Laughing
As the Sacred Fool graced us
Igniting our wild creativity
And as we poured out offerings in reverence
Grandfather Fire, messenger from the sun
responded in fits and farts to teach us
Oh, such a wise Trickster!
Good days to do great things
For you and for me