I am determined to get more of my work out on Youtube so today is the day I designate for that chore. It is fun, but it is time consuming so I have been scurrying around like a bunny!
I think I’ll go get a carrot!
The Moon-eyed people were, according to the Cherokees, a race of small men that lived in the southern Appalachians. They were quite different from the Cherokee people in appearance. Their skin was light and and they were bearded. They were called moon-eyed because they could only see at night. Their sensitive eyes were blinded by the sun so they were nocturnal beings that lived in underground caverns.
Cherokee cosmotology is complex. They believe they live with other supernatural beings but the Moon-eyed people are never described as having other-worldly characteristics so some believe they may have been European settlers that arrived before Columbus.
The stone wall of Fort Mountain, George is said to be associated with these people. According to legend, this great wall is left over from a war between the Moon Eyed People and the neighboring Creek nation. The wall is 850 feet long with varying heights between two and six feet high. Again, according to legend the Creek nation drove the Moon Eyed People off in a battle at night when the light of the moon was strong enough to weaken the nocturnal warriors.
The Word Man has done it again! This time his poem, My Granny’s Island has been accepted for publication by Leaves of Ink! Yea Word Man! The poem will appear in July’s issue!