Maheyuno

12434532_10208216395952161_809575815_nUpon the tornadic plains of washita
A crow sits in morning light
Looking east

Where she sleeps
When medicine sits down

In the wide hand of remembrance…

And here…
Where even wind and ice
Remember sand creek
Wounded knee…
Crescendoing
In wintered memory
Grey army blankets
Captured army saddles
Medicine songs continue…

In the confusion of drones and secret prisons

The long dream that died before it was born

The sky goes on eating the oceans
Men continue eating themselves….

Unrelenting human shame

All that remains

On the glass road the gods used
To depart….

Ghetto in foggia Italy
When medicine sits down..maheyuno
The tsistsistas name of Zoe henson
Her birthday on the anniversary of wounded knee
29 December…

© 2015 Lance Henson

 

Medicine Song

neh hista amiah
dosah eh hos on no eh ah do ish

nodots eno si yowah

nadots do mi uts e mgon baeh
neh tseheskotseo ehmin

my heart is traveling
where the forsaken are hiding

i am going to whisper to their dreams

we will walk upon the ashes of the earth

singing..

medicine song
cheyenne

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woodpecker song — go gon ho i ehmin

hi do nah/na ma nist/sti doh/hist tah nov
momi gon/vip eht/eho eh dowin/mahp
eh doin/imbomp dists/voheh
digh ho eh/eh hi /goht

na ma nist/diski/iiss

i am making this sound upon the earh

the curled leaf filled with water
holds a looking glass of sky

in a quiet place

i make this small sound….

go gon ho i ehmin

woodpecker song

this bird is an integral part of the new life lodge (sundance)

©2014 Lance Henson