Sunset Haiku by Solomon Ratt (y-dialect)

Fresh from Solomon Ratt, capturing the beauty of a blood-red Saskatchewan sunset in Haiku form. I bet you can’t even explain “Haiku” in Cree in less than 17 syllables!

Prairie Sunset Pinky Road
mihkwânaskwâw, miywâsin;
kisâstaw mihko…
The sun is setting,
The sky is red, beautiful;
looks just like it’s blood.

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About Arden Ogg

Arden Ogg is Director of the Cree Literacy Network, launched in 2010 with the goal of creating Cree language literacy materials suitable for use by learners of all ages.
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