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From My Cabin

From my cabin in Willow, Alaska,
Sleeping Lady greets me each day,
she is the princess 'Susitna' who is asleep,
her story is woven with several myths,
Grandma told me a native legend of old,
about a young woman who waited in vain
for her warrior Nekatla who never arrived,
growing tired she fell asleep and did not wake up,
their love was approved by the stars above
and the Tribe of the Giant People of the land,
to protect their people, a tragic battle occurred,
a warring enemy tribe slew the warriors
including her love who never returned,
the women of Suisitna's tribe let her sleep
for not wanting to share the sad news,
together they made a blanket of grass and flowers
and covered it on her sleeping and still body,
Grandma with her wrinkled face ended the story,
Princess Susitna will not awake until Nekatla returns,
from my cabin in Willow, Alaska Sleeping Lady
greets me each day as she sleeps waiting
for her love to wake her up.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2020

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Date: 2/13/2020 8:04:00 AM
I looked up Willow on the internet, and it looks like a beautiful place. A beautiful poem too, Sonia. T.J
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Sonia Walker
Date: 2/13/2020 9:26:00 AM
Teppo, my husband Bob and his family homesteaded in Willow, Alaska in 1960. It was quite an adventure for a 12-year old boy living in the last frontier. Thank you for your thoughtful comment. ~ Sonia