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“There is this edge where shadows

and bones of some of us walk


(From Call It Fear by Joy Harjo)


Horse Talk

“She had some horses she loved.

She had some horses she hated.

These were the same horses.”

Joy Harjo

from She Had Some Horses (New York: Thunder’s Mouth Press, 1997)


Nat Geo and Processes of Poetry, of Peace

Watching Nat Geo gets my engine going with its brilliant animations and explanations of the processes that go on beneath our feet in the bowels and heart of the planet. 377 more words

Dailies 8/15/17: birds, survivors, anarchy, aging, the afterlife


David Budbill – The Sound of Summer

The screened door slamming tells me it is summer.

There are other sounds only in the summer, too. 251 more words

July 18, 2017 - Eagle Poem

Eagle Poem

by Joy Harjo

Read by Emma Rye https://textspeech.files.wordpress.com/2017/07/eagle-poem.mp3

To pray you open your whole self

To sky, to earth, to sun, to moon… 138 more words


July 17, 2017 - Don't Bother the Earth Spirit

Don’t Bother the Earth Spirit

by Joy Harjo

Read by Emma Rye https://textspeech.files.wordpress.com/2017/07/dont-bother-the-earth-spirit.mp3

Don’t bother the earth spirit who lives here. She is working on a story. 103 more words

The Natural World

July 9, 2017 - Invisible Fish

Invisible Fish

by  Joy Harjo

Read by Anna Graves https://textspeech.files.wordpress.com/2017/05/invisible-fish.mp3

Invisible fish swim this ghost ocean now described by waves of sand, by water-worn rock. Soon the fish will learn to walk. 44 more words

The Sea