Tuesday Poem


I call out for Water Woman, my mother
I call out for Earth Woman, my mother
I emerge from below the earth’s surface
I emerge from within sacred darkness
that cradles my mother Earth Woman’s heart
I emerge at the House-Made-of-Thought
I emerge at the House-Made-of-Language
I am home
I am home

by Manny Loley
from The Poetry Foundations
translated by the author from the Navajo

Audio version performed by the author
Read the Navajo-language version by the author, “Hasísná.”