pandemo (pandemo) wrote,

The War God's Horse Song -- Anonymous Navajo poet

The War God's Horse Song

I am the Turquoise Woman's Son,
On top of Belted Mountain
beautiful horses -- slim like a weasel!
My horse with a hoof like a striped agate,
with his fetlock like a fine eagle plume:
my horse whose legs are like quick lightning
whose body is an eagle-plumed arrow:
my horse whose tail is like a trailing black cloud.
The Little Holy Wind blows through his hair.
My horse with a mane made of short rainbows.
My horse with ears made of round corn.
My horse with eyes made of big starts.
My horse with a head made of mixed waters.
My horse with teeth made of white shell.
The long rainbow is in his mouth for a bridle
and with it I guide him.
                              ~ Anonymous Navajo poet
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