call out your name to the trees

Two days can be a week to a child, and one moon as a full set of turnings…after a few days I feel as if I belong with the old man. He hasn’t said much, except for asking about my health. I tend the flock with him a few days, lounging around as he herds.  Soon I...

This happens a long time ago

I wish to tell you about the man who shakes me awake the next morning…he is to become my teacher. I remember that meeting so clearly it still startles me to think of it. I am wet and shivering from the night dampness, half awake…half asleep…the old man shakes me. I am...

house on yellow prairie

there are many quiets one that awakens remembrance is far greatest this memory: fire dances among rocks magic rain shy messages hummed by willow reeds spring! colors held in the hands of chieftains…silver flower rings WIND…around my head at night…angry bees I lie down...

The Second Muse

Sweet Medicine now is the time for you and me to look in at the second Muse There were twelve great tents that stand in a circle upon the prairie, each of those tents is protected by a guardian There are many paths leading from every direction to the tents, but almost...

The First Muse

The first Muse reminds me of when About To Be Adult asks her teacher why she is not given a medicine painting to reflect upon equal to that of her brother, whose name was Young Eagle Learning To Fly. Teacher Are you ready? About to be Adult Yes… I have asked the...

Medicines of the Moon

No Name (Surprise ) You are the grandmother who was blind. But now you can see! Grandmother (Bowing low) Yes, I am. I can see Little sister… My name is Keeper Of The Medicines Of The Moon No Name (bowing low) Here are the Arrows that were given to me Keeper of...