The Way of Council
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Power of the Circle
BY BLACK ELK
Everything the Power of the World does
is in a circle.
The sky is round, and I have heard that
the earth is round like a ball,
and so are all the stars.
The wind, in its greatest power, whirls,
Birds make their nests in circles,
for theirs is the same religion as ours.
The sun comes forth and goes down
again in a circle.
The moon does the same, and both are round.
Even the seasons form a great circle in
and always come back again to where they were.
The life of a man is a circle from
childhood to childhood,
and so its is in everything where power moves.