by Ofelia Zepeda, 2015
Carrying Our Words
Carrying Our Words (English translation from O'odham)
We travel carrying our words.
We arrive at the ocean.
With our words we are able to speak
of the sounds of thunderous waves.
We speak of how majestic it is,
of the ocean power that gifts us songs.
We sing of our respect
and call it our relative.
’U’a g T-ñi’okı˘ (original version)
T-ñi’okı˘ ’att ’an o ’u’akc o hihi
Am ka:ck wui dada.
S-ap ‘am o ’a: mo has ma:s g kiod.
mat ’am ’ed.a betank ’i-gei.
Poetry by Editorial Team
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Written on 2017-10-25 at 02:38
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