Child Calf Given Wing
Thomas Merton Brightman
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Hunkering
Pouring Water
On Mother's glowing bones

Offering of Smoke
Seeking Spirit
Through Milky Way
Past Star Path

Rain replies
Rinses my fear
Mudding me down
With the gift of tears

In the ash of
Grandmother's Red
Peering into
Grandfather's Blue

Touching Earth
Searching Sky
Heart Eye
Opens

Honoring
All
Directions

All
Relations
Purified

Child calf given wing…


He Who Bears the Gift of Tears--Meeleensupeenkwail
December 12, 1997 Sent to Blue Heron upon the death of White Buffalo Calf.