August Bover is a well-known Catalan poet who, inspired by a conversation with Gerald Vizenor, wrote this short set of sequences (Papers de Terramar, 2006) of solidarity with Native American issues. We offer the complete Section III. English translation by Mary Ann Newman.
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Haiku featured in the Book of the Week Archive are selected by Jim Kacian, and are used with permission.
Beyond the destiny the movies plot for you: farther paths. Like the shaman who called for rain, you dance to life. Telling the young of the times you knew, you become their roots. And you give them voice in the song of memory, in all the old words . . . Smoke signals? In front of the screen, your people on-line.