Remember

Remember the sky that you were born under,
know each of the star’s stories.
Remember the moon, know who she is.
Remember the sun’s birth at dawn, that is the
strongest point of time. Remember sundown
and the giving away to night.
Remember your birth, how your mother struggles
to give you form and breath. You are evidence of
her life, and her mother’s, and hers.
Remember your father. He is your life, also.
Remember the earth whose skin you are:
red earth, black earth, yellow earth, white earth
brown earth, we are earth.
Remember the plants, trees, animal life who all have their
tribes, their families, their histories, too. Talk to them,
listen to them.  They are alive poems.
Remember the wind. Remember her voice. She knows the
origin of this universe.
Remember you are all people and all people are you.
Remember you are this universe and this
universe is you.
Remember all is in motion, is growing, is you.

-poem by Joy Harjo

-photography: Seval Tokay

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2 Comments

  1. This is a beautiful post – a perfect combination of poetry and photography! You have a knack for finding great photos that have real movement to them.

    Lis

    Like

  2. Gorgeous post, Jenn. Welcome back! I liked both the imagery and the words.

    You are loved.

    SB

    Like

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