Wednesday, 11 January 2012

The Delight Song of Tsoai-Talee


I am a feather on the bright sky 
I am the blue horse that runs in the plain 
I am the fish that rolls, shining, in the water 
I am the shadow that follows a child 
I am the evening light, the lustre of meadows 
I am an eagle playing with the wind 
I am a cluster of bright beads 
I am the farthest star 
I am the cold of the dawn 
I am the roaring of the rain 
I am the glitter on the crust of the snow 
I am the long track of the moon in a lake 
I am a flame of four colors 
I am a deer standing away in the dusk 
I am a field of sumac and pomme blanche 
I am an angle of geese in the winter sky 
I am the hunger of a young wolf 
I am the whole dream of these things 

You see, I am alive, I am alive 
I stand in good relation to the Gods 
I stand in good relation to the earth 
I stand in good relation to everything that is beautiful... 
You see, I am alive, I am alive 

Navarre Scott Momaday 

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