Sunday, October 12, 2008

going North for Winter

winds scoured the earth
rains followed their fierce footfalls
floods drenched deep drank towns

ancestors sent signs
rounding out nature's warnings
with storytellers

oracles in bones
shells rocks and seeds read in them
those stories of life

worth living fully
free from the fear of losing
not bullied by want

leaves are turning birds
flying south for the winter
we Heyokas north

©Odilia Galván Rodríguez, 2008


Ojibway Migisi Bineshii said...

Awesome poem, I can feel this one!

Have you published any of your work yet? Would you be interested in publishing Earth, Native, Indigenous kind of poems together? Let me know what you think.

Odilia said...

I have three books, the last one is Migratory Birds: New and Noted Poems.

I would love to do a collaboration with you, it's been too long since I've published. Last book was 2002!

Let's talk. you can leave me a message on myspace.

and from there I will send you my regular e-mail.