Wolf Moon

wolfPhoto © 2009 Donna H. Chiarelli

Moon When Wolves Run Together

“Long ago, an old wolf

came to that time

when his life on earth

could last no longer.

‘My people’, he said,

‘you can follow in my footsteps

when the time comes for you

to join me in the skyland.’

Then he left the earth,

climbing higher and higher,

and each place he stepped

the sky filled with stars

‘Shunk man-i-tu tan-ka’,

we call the wolves,

the powerful spirits

who look like dogs.

When they climb the hills

to lift their heads and sing

toward that road of stars,

their songs grow stronger

as they join their voices.

So, in this moon, we climb the hills

lift our eyes toward the Wolf Trail

and remember that our lives

and songs are stronger

when we are together.”

 ~ Joseph Bruchac & Jonathan London, Thirteen Moons on Turtle’s Back

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~ by dutchghetto on March 2, 2009.

One Response to “Wolf Moon”

  1. Hello!
    Very Interesting post! Thank you for such interesting resource!
    PS: Sorry for my bad english, I’v just started to learn this language ;)
    See you!
    Your, Raiul Baztepo

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