Although Clio is still in the house of visiting muses, she has agreed to step aside for this Valentine’s Day in order to allow Erato the floor with a poem dedicated to her first visit last year…In gratitude I give thanks for the day when I meet the drummer who will perform the background rhythms for her as I speak her these words:
Erato: Heart of four hearts, drum me the heart of Horse
that others may see the love of bodies in motion
flight not born in fear, or guilty conscience,
but great desire traveling thru beauty to freedom.
Erato: drum me the heart of Lion
that others may share the taste of a pride and sovereignty
that lives in the kingdom of unity,
not in arrogance or separation.
Erato: drum me the heart of Wolf
that others might hear the call to tracks left
not out of deceit or competition but protection,
by our guardian kin who flank Destiny’s path.
Erato: drum me the heart of Dog
that others may draw on the service of loyalty
and feel only the warmth of unconditional love
when they reach out to be touched.
Erato: Heart of four hearts, ALL this I ask:
drum these rhythms of resonance
until they vibrate with crystal clarity
from my purest beingness.
AHO! ASHE! HAO!