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K. Mockingbird: Journal

Mockingbird in Eureka - October 14, 2013

The travel was a bit much as I am recovering form pancreatitis. 

I've arrived at 3:45 in the morning to a sleeping house. 

I could have slept somewhere and made a decent arrival but I was so excited to being with Bluestar I drove 24 hours. 

Hugs and kisses welcomed me as they awoke 

Now to release my music I must find a place to play

guide me spirit

guide me

Center of the Universe - February 4, 2011

It's been a very cold winter and I am afraid were not all out yet but I must say, you may enjoy it with a visit to beautiful Sedona Arizona.

I am very happy to be back and performing here as it is my joy and meditation which I am very happy to share in person or with my recording.

I am now performing live at Tlaquepaque and the Cayon Breeze in the Uptown area. These are the two places where you may find me if not at your wedding, dinner party or special event. I also make appearances at the tasty Heartline Cafe.

I hope to see you all there this year.

Tlaquepaque
http://www.tlaq.com
Canyon Breeze
http://www.canyon-breeze.com
Heartline Cafe
http://www.heartlinecafe.com
K. Mockingbird~

Poem by Rolland G. Smith - March 9, 2010

I am honored to be apart of this night.

April 6th at the Sedona Creative Life Center.

This is a beautiful Poem.

 

The Diné 

Hear clear the tones of cedar flow,

Reminding us from place afar,

A gift of art from Navaho,

a sea of sound — a reservoir. 

Soft breathy notes pushed from the wood

with airy tones in triple trill,

a calling tune to brotherhood

that bathes the heart when all is still. 

Listen to it call the eagle,

the bear, the deer and buffalo,

brothers of the kingdoms regal,

sister spirits of long ago. 

The ancient sounds from wooden voice,

in sentient wait below the bark,

now sing in beauty to rejoice —

returning song to Meadowlark.


The drumming hearts of The Diné

transcends in beating pulse sublime

As cadenced rhythm does portray

a nature here , but still divine. 

Shoshone, Ute and Navaho,

proud native hearts of desert west,

Hopi, Zuñi, Arapaho

beat sacred drums for vision quest. 

From spirit then came arrows gold

to find their set within the heart,

So stories old can then be told

as feathers’ stride ’long sacred dart. 

Our totem’s call in night’s dark damp

As lovers watch the lunar light

That shows the way to dreamers’ camp

and wings our minds for freeing flight. 

There’s crafted shafts and fluted points,

painted ponies and shaman's chant

Reprise the Past and then anoint

the drumming with a step courante. 

When beat of heart and those of drums

transform the time of honor due,

Ancestral rest then finally comes

and spirit heart is birthed anew.


Some hardened stones are all that’s left

of tribal lands of long ago.

Yet knowing tongues now speak of times

when native hearts again bestow — 

A sacred cleansing at earth’s breast

with blue corn hallowed on the ground,

And thanks go out from modern minds

acknowledging a pulse profound. 

Distant brother, come share the blood

of pale skin and ancient shame.

Trust long has bled, as casualty

of broken treaties that proclaim – 

The word of some was as the sand

when empty wind would fly its course

And wipe the promise from the heart

when soldiers took with no remorse. 

Gentle sister of grassy plain,

help calm the atavistic rage

That lingers as our history.

Release its curse with smudging sage — 

And see the smoke then dissipate

the agony of saddened past

That hardened into crusted doubt

when lands were taken that were vast. 


So hear the tones of cedar flow,

Reminding us from place afar,

A gift of art from Navaho,

a sea of sound — a reservoir. 

The breathy notes pushed from the wood

with airy tones in triple trill,

is calling us to brotherhood

that bathes the heart when all is still. 

Listen as it calls the eagle,

the bear, the deer and buffalo,

brothers of the kingdoms regal,

sister spirits of long ago. 

These ancient sounds from wooden voice,

in sentient wait below the bark,

now sing in beauty to rejoice —

returning song to Meadowlark. 

 

by Rolland G. Smith

Flute Music of Native America in Uptown Sedona Az. - February 27, 2010

Hello everyone, We are upon a blessed New Year and I wish you all may blessings for you, your families, and your love's.

I am back performing the Native American Flute in Uptown Sedona of Arizona.

If your in the area and love flute music, please don't hesitate to stop and visit.

I hope to see you soon.

 

~K. Mockingbird 

A Midsummer Night's Dream - July 22, 2008

I very excited on being a part of this beautiful production of A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare, having Michael Walling from London England direct this with a twist. The cast and production is top notch. I have been very inspiried and I am learning. This too is culture. I wish all may attend to view this for there is no recordings to see later. The Show begin on the 10th of July with having the opening show on the 12th and ending on the 24th of August. We have been working very hard in the previous month with rehearsals so now we feel comfertable with preforming this for everyone. I made long life friends. can't wait for you all to experience this energy!

~Live and Let Live~ - July 26, 2007

~ I have been reminded of life and death all thru this wonderful ever changing time. The season's thru it's cycle and of course love one's whome have encouraged us of becoming who we are and showing us thru preyers and stories of who we may become. But I have to except as well the unbalanced of the one's whome have been taken away from us by the hands and words of others or of their own, I only wish the beauty and patience to all, If we may all live in Harmony and share this love, the ultament love of being brother and sister to the other. We are only but a moment in this Universe. I miss all whome have passed before me. May your journey be well and safe, I well be graced by you again. All is in Beauty and All is in Balance once again. Aho.

K. Mockingbird

The Red Path - January 5, 2007

This is my new entry of the year. Well I hope all is well with you and your loved ones. I had a wonderful holiday and was very happy to see my parents and Tasia my little Butterfly neice. She has soo much love to give its wonderful to be around her. Well Lisa and I went to the Verde Hot Springs for the New Year and returned on the 1st. everything seemed different. The reminder of ever changing time crept upon me again.
So I am calling my contacts and well be performing live here in Sedona at various locations, Lisa and I have been taking out friends as well too. Yoga, Music, Nature, and Medicine Tours of this area. Stories of the Dineh, of the Land, and of the Stars.

K. Mockingbird

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