Emergence

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
Translated by the author from the Navajo

Notes:

Audio version performed by the author

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

 

Source: Poetry (July/August 2022)
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