Morning Haiku and Waka – April 22, 2015

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wind water and sun
united within as one
– I am alive

even in this dawn
soft wind caresses the dawn
at one with nature
I sing a life song of joy
– today I am alive

© G.s.k. ‘15

For CDHK – Distillation: a poem by Scott Momaday

The Delight Song of Tsoai-talee

I am a feather on the bright sky
I am the blue horse that runs in the plain
I am the fish that rolls, shining, in the water
I am the shadow that follows a child
I am the evening light, the lustre of meadows
I am an eagle playing with the wind
I am a cluster of bright beads
I am the farthest star
I am the cold of dawn
I am the roaring of the rain
I am the glitter on the crust of the snow
I am the long track of the moon in a lake
I am a flame of four colors
I am a deer standing away in the dusk
I am a field of sumac and the pomme blanche
I am an angle of geese in the winter sky
I am the hunger of a young wolf
I am the whole dream of these things

You see, I am alive, I am alive
I stand in good relation to the earth
I stand in good relation to the gods
I stand in good relation to all that is beautiful
I stand in good relation to the daughter of Tsen-tainte
You see, I am alive, I am alive

© N. Scott Momaday

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Also linked to Dawn Mist at Walking with Sekhmet

18 thoughts on “Morning Haiku and Waka – April 22, 2015

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