Sunday, 27 February 2011

63 days: Blanket # 58: rest

Fragment of a Ritual | Omaha

from time without
you rest
there in the midst of the paths
in the midst of the winds
you rest
covered with the droppings of birds
grass growing from your feet
your head decked with the down of birds
you rest
in the midst of the winds
you wait
Aged one

Adapted from Alice C. Fletcher and Francis La Flesche, "The Omaha Tribe", in Twenty-seventh Annual BAE Report, Washington, D.C., 1911

Blanket # 58:
  • time
  • rocks
  • rest

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