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 Post subject: Magic Formula to Make an Enemy Peaceful
PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2012 11:09 am 
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Magic Formula to Make an Enemy Peaceful

Put your feet down with pollen.
Put your hands down with pollen.
Put your head down with pollen.
Then your feet are pollen;
Your hands are pollen;
Your body is pollen;
Your mind is pollen;
Your voice is pollen.
The trail is beautiful.
Be still.

Navaho.

Guess it dis-appeared in the last 'prune'.No matter.Obviously it is from a non-siouxian source and translated into english,so to the purists,apologies,but there seems to be so little Oglala poetry ,translated or otherwise,which is remarkable,given the richness and complexity of a culture so dependant on the spoken(as opposed to the written)word.

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 Post subject: Re: Magic Formula to Make an Enemy Peaceful
PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2012 10:11 am 

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i am a voice lost in the wind of people without history
a girl living in a culture of lies, deceit and cruelty
with tears of rain that change nothing
inspired by reincarnated spirit of an imagined past
i live in my imagination ignoring what’s around me
the only way i see in the constant tears of rain
clutching material poverty as the only means i know
of alleviating the responsibility no one takes away
for this world I have no place in
can barely survive in
watch my descendants suffer in
grateful for the never-ending hope given me
and the great love of a spirit surrounding
enveloping sometimes part of me
and the gift of forgetting
listening to the trees in the wind


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