San Francisco Peaks And The Wind Cries

San Francisco Peaks …

wind cries

Perhaps a poor attempt but I hope to honor those I grew up with.
We can see this type of style in Joy Harjo’s wonderful work about “She had horses”.

There were cries on the wind that came from all mothers
There were cries on the wind that came from no mothers
There were cries on the wind that came from our Uncles
There were cries on the wind that came from no Uncles
There were cries on the wind that came from our warriors
There were cries on the wind that came from no warriors
There were cries on the wind that came from the wind
There were cries on the wind that came from no wind
There were cries on the wind that came from the Eagles
There were cried on the wind that came from no Eagles
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From the mountain I was born on at 7,000 feet at our base. A tribute and example;
The San Francisco Peaks taught us to believe in strong families.
Dook’o’ooslíí binahji’ danihidziil.
The San Francisco Peaks taught us to value our many relatives.
E’e’aahjígo Dook’o’ooslíí^d bik’ehgo hózhóní^go naashá. (Saani Dahataal)

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8 thoughts on “San Francisco Peaks And The Wind Cries

  • May 23, 2019 at 12:34 AM
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    It is not a poor attempt, Eric, – rather it is an honorable tribute to the people who are dear to you. I have written similar poems when I had a Native American site for four years. I very much enjoyed your poem. Well done.

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  • May 23, 2019 at 5:49 AM
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    Thank you so much Phyllis and thanks for that great picture. New to publishing poetry so your encouragement means a lot.

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  • May 23, 2019 at 7:13 PM
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    Rasma I have been following you around for years. Perhaps as I progress I will find myself up to commenting on your work.
    Your comment means very much good to me. Sorry but I think hvala.

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  • May 25, 2019 at 5:51 PM
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    So many tribes were lost in the Sierra’s during the history of San Fransico. This is an excellent tribute. Jamie

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  • May 30, 2019 at 5:51 AM
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    It is wonderful to see you back and writing here Eric. I loved your poem in tribute and honour of the nation’s first people. Well done. I hope to read more here from you.

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