Navarre Scott Momaday

(February 27, 1934 / Lawton, Oklahoma)

Poems of Navarre Scott Momaday

1. A Simile 3/23/2011
2. Angle of Geese 1/3/2003
3. Before an Old Painting of the Crucifixion 1/3/2003
4. Eagle Feather Fan 1/3/2003
5. The Delight Song of Tsoai-Talee 1/3/2003
6. The Earth 1/3/2003

The Earth

Once in his life a man ought to concentrate his mind upon
the remembered earth, I believe. He ought to give himself up
to a particular landscape in his experience, to look at it from
as many angles as he can, to wonder about it, to dwell upon
it.
He ought to imagine that he touches it with his hands at
every season and listens to the sounds that are made upon
it. He ought to imagine the creatures there and all the faintest
motions of the wind. He ought to recollect the glare of noon and

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