Treasure Island

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

Angle of Geese

How shall we adorn
Recognition with our speech?—
Now the dead firstborn
Will lag in the wake of words.

Custom intervenes;
We are civil, something more:
More than language means,
The mute presence mulls and marks.

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