Osage 6th Grader inspired to write poem about "Wahzhazhe: An Osage Ballet"
August 14, 2012

      So many people have enjoyed the new Osage Ballet that was presented in both Tulsa and Bartlesville on the first two weekends in August.
      One young lady, of Osage descent, was inspired enough to write the following poem, after she saw the performance in Tulsa.
Watching dancers flit across the stage,
The lights dimmed and the audience quiet
The dancers tell a story from the past
About the Osage Indians, tall and fearless
Their life was an amazing tale
As the dancers leap and twirl, they tell the audience
the amazing history of these people
I watch and understand it all
From the beginning to the end.
                           -- Betsy Martin (Osage)
                              6th Grade