marlene mountain
one-line haiku sequence
december 1983



dance the stars as our moon appears
 circle of herself
ancient mission within the ritual
 her cycle of remembrance

alone she creates from her darkness
 the old beginning the new
at dawn she gathers cord and chord
 again we do not believe

she persists in her journey to meet us
 knowledge of spiritual strength
even by noon heat she dares us to respond
 her red chant of her red chant

beyond tree rings the ways of our moon
 she rises as she chooses
in her blood of flow our sacred story
 we with the openings to hear


The Wise Woman 5:4 1984 (as 'sequence');
Raw Nervz Haiku 3:3 1996

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