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Wakan Poems

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Passing Beyond
I’m going to watch you die…
but before I do
I will foretell your story

The story of the White Bird
The Great Mystery
and the Silver Seed

The White Bird carries
in its talons
the Silver Seed of all mankind

A seed that will allow you
to move past...Read More
Categories: wakan, death, life,
Form: Free verse



Premium Member Crazy Horse Monument
Crazy Horse Monument

Up there! On the Black Hills mountain,—
A work in progress sculptured in granite;
Of a stern faced warrior, strong and determined:
Unadorned in war bonnet—hair flowing in the wind,
With the White Buffalo Calf Woman’s seven values
Written into his face.

Mounted upon...Read More
Categories: wakan, america, education, history, native american, tribute, usa,
Form: Verse
One Last Dance
My heart stays in Wyoming,
as Montana calls my name

My spurs and bits ‘a jingling’
my soul goes north again

Cody up through Beartooth Pass,
Cooke City just below

The Great Divide off to my left,
the glaciers ringed with snow

I stop to mourn the western...Read More
Categories: wakan, dance, freedom, native american,
Form: Rhyme
A Lakota Mothers Prayer
‘Wana Hin Gle’ the Lakota call me,
  ‘Wana Hin Gle’ my given name

‘He Who Happens Now,’ the drum beat has found me,
  reaching into this moment beyond glory and fame

As ‘Wana Hin Gle,’ my spirit has wandered,
 ...Read More
Categories: wakan, mythology, native american, prayer,
Form: Rhyme
The Song of Anguish
Young Hania carries her tiny baby.
 Her Nation was forced to relocate.
 They had to disassemble their warm Wigwams
 and walk away from their Sacred Grounds.
 
Hundreds of miles, she walks, 
holding in her arms, baby called Achachak 
for many...Read More
Categories: wakan, truth,
Form: Verse



One Last Dance
My heart stays in Wyoming,
  as Montana calls my name

My spurs and bits ‘a jingling’
  my soul goes north again

Cody up through Beartooth Pass,
  Cooke City just below

The Great Divide off to my left,
  the glaciers...Read More
Categories: wakan, love,
Form: Rhyme
The Respect You Deserve
The Respect You Deserve 

Standing Rock Reservation
Proud Warrior Nation!
In the spirit of Crazy Horse 
Against a militant force.

You shine for all the world to see,
Bringing pride to your ancestry.
And in the name of all that's just,
The sacred you reconstruct, 

Water...Read More
Categories: wakan, environment, hero, leadership, native american, pride, rights,
Form: I do not know?
Premium Member Ojibwa-A New Shaman
The days moved slowly, but did pass.
He had spent the last three dreaming
of his mentor Wakan Tanka.
Calling him from Han in darkness,
waiting for his sign of answer.
It had come in bits and pieces
of Ojibwa legend mainly.
Thirty days purification
Of mind, body,...Read More
Categories: wakan, native americanme, me,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Ultimate Gift - Lakota Nation
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The black mesa yield 
of goodness, peacefulness
and gifts of knowledge abound

with a building rhythm  upon stretched elk hide
the ominous drum beat plays loud
a ceremony had begun 
as the sun set calm westward

incessant whispers call the young native
the tribes...Read More
Categories: wakan, dream, native american,
Form: Narrative
Treasure
these are the words of a seeker of light
a believer in the knowledge of old
through our fathers we reach a new height
from their lives, and the stories they've told

we must never forget, or sunder the ties
that binds us all to...Read More
Categories: wakan, philosophygod, god, river,
Form: Prose Poetry
treasure
 
  
these are the words of a seeker of light
a believer in the knowledge of old
through our fathers we reach a new height
from their lives, and the stories they've told

we must never forget, or sunder the ties
that binds...Read More
Categories: wakan, epicgod, god, river,
Form: Prose Poetry
Nagi Tanka
The following is a tribute to all Native Americans. Please check the footnotes for
unfamiliar words.

A lonely man riding a tashunke
Toward the anapo
Where the yellow-gowned prince
Rises majestically
With an army of golden spears
Aimed at desert’s sandy heart
The ozuye ohitika cries out:
He-ay-hee-ee
He-ay-hee-ee
And dances...Read More
Categories: wakan, death, life, loss, sad,
Form: I do not know?