SONG OF TRAHLYTA
by libralight
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Many who live in North Georgia, may still not be aware of the Legend of Trahlyta.    Trahlyta was a Cherokee woman whose tragic tale is told in this poem translated to English.  She lived above Lumpkin County in the mountains. 

 

At the crossroads of Highway 19 and Highway 60, called “Stone Pile Gap”, people still place stones to signify remembrance of her story.   You can read more here and even see one man’s tribute on YouTube.

 

SONG OF TRAHLYTA

 

Trahlyta was a Georgia girl in a goldmine

bathing in a brown river under a bleak grey sky

it rained outside and babies cried

as the fog rolled through the mountains like a drum

Wahsega cried

Trahlyta, my Trahlyta



pass not by, stranger

leave a stone on me

for those who desire everlasting beauty

for those who desire truth and faith and beauty

in the hills and the valleys and the rivers (cedars) of her home

travel in her name

remember her name



Tallulah, you didn't Reed the River right

there's nothing Fancy about this Gap

nothing Blue about this Ridge

just gold in the water

just gold in the spring that'll make me young again

just gold in the spring that'll set things real again



Trahlyta will live again



pass not by, stranger



Trahlyta,

may you find your spring



Wahsega,

come back



Trahlyta

 

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Melody D. Scott  |  www.MelodyScott.com

 

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