A Tribute to Dan, Artist and TeacherJaymes Helmstetler
Ghost Dance Rising
As seen by a soaring Littlehawk
Write Buffalo consecrates vision,
man who muses upon sweetgrass
rising from red rocks seething;
then to the east, burly, creme head
left on sunlight.
Come, come out of the earth
buffalo children, as men.
Holy sweat, transition,
not human, not animal, not winged ones,
Holy Great Spirit.
Watch! Jerusalem hails your unblemish
to repose a sacrifice on an alter
of their despair!
As lamb, I am, twice to you in my oneness.
What brings an Eagle dancing as a man
makes no difference,
death and life
Jaymes Milton Helmstetler
Copyright ©2004 Littlehawk Helmstetler
Dan LomaheftewaEisu Helmstetler
Dan, as he once personally related to me, paints his dreams. We have seen the grandfather spirits dancing as sparks in the dark of the sweat together. His work is noteworthy and of considerable mention. Better than his art work, is the sculpting that he fathered in raising his son to be a man, but more, to be an honest man.