The Rainbow of The Loa
- The Rainbow of The Loa -
A Blessed Miracle in Three Acts
Act One: The Dance
Walking through the jungle one day, in tune with nature's soul,
I chanced upon a clearing, where people danced without control.
Like children all in a circle, beneath the towering cypress trees...
The children of the Loa, swayed with the warm summer breeze.
Singing songs of great antiquity to the spirits of old mama earth,
They heaped about them her blessings, celebrating life and birth!
I felt the spirits upon their backs, like horsemen riding the wind...
And there was peace in that clearing, for no gods did they offend.
Soon the rain began to pour, but still the dance continued long...
For the sky's tears were gentle and cool, nothing feeling wrong.
Act Two: The Song
Have you seen the way children play, the innocence in their eyes,
The way they look upon the entire world, the forest and the skies?
So did those who danced that day appear to all who did behold...
The awakening of the rain to their song, like a prophecy foretold.
In the glistening glow of the sun, through the raindrops' curtain...
I swore that I could see the spirits, whose light was ever certain!
They danced with the dragonflies, whose wings hummed in time,
With the song of the Loa, that the children put into sacred rhyme.
And mama earth, she heard that song and I could feel her smile...
As all her creatures, great and small, remained happy for a while.
Act Three: The Miracle
In harmony with mama earth, the children called her every name,
Their eyes filled with her love, lit up by the light of her living flame.
What miracle could people ask, who see delight in every moment?
I stayed to watch this spectacle, spellbound by its' enchantment.
Suddenly, the rain did cease whilst quiet was all the world below,
As from the canopy of the trees, descended the colorful rainbow.
I felt such peace at seeing this, as cannot be described too well,
For nature held the magic, and the celebration itself was a spell!
The Loa were the spirits I had seen, who came to bless the land,
Because their children loved them, not because of any command.