“Remember” by Joy Harjo



remember the sky you were born under no each of the stars stories remember the moon now who she is remember the sun's birth at dawn that is the strongest point of time remember sundown in the giving away tonight remember your birth how your mother's struggled to give birth you are evidence of her mother and her mother and hers remember your father he is your life also remember the earth whose skin you are Ritter's black earth yellow earth white or his brown earth we are earth remember the plants trees animal life who all have their tribes their families their histories to talk with him listen to them they are alive poems remember the wind remember her voice she knows the origin of this universe remember that you are all people and all people are you remember your this universe and this universe is you remember all is in motion is growing is you remember language comes from this remember the dance languages that life is remember

3 thoughts on ““Remember” by Joy Harjo

  1. Such a beautiful poem and message, thank you for sharing!

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