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.
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.
"A people without history is like wind on the buffalo grass."- Teton Sioux proverb