Mystery: Solomon Ratt (th-dialect)

mâmaskâc
acâhkosak pahkisinwak,
î-kakwîcimitocik:
“tânita ka-nikamon?
tânita ka-nîmihiton?”
kahkithaw otinamâsowak:
âcathohkîwin.

ᒫᒪᐢᑳᐨ
ᐊᒑᐦᑯᓴᐠ ᐸᐦᑭᓯᓌᐠ,
ᐄ ᑲᑹᒋᒥᑐᒋᐠ:
“ᑖᓂᑕ ᑲ ᓂᑲᒧᐣ?
ᑖᓂᑕ ᑲ ᓃᒥᐦᐃᑐᐣ?”
ᑲᐦᑭᖬᐤ ᐅᑎᓇᒫᓱᐘᐠ:
ᐋᒐᖪᐦᑮᐏᐣ᙮

Mystery
The stars fall,
Asking one to each:
“Where shall you sing?
Where shall you dance?”
And they each chose for themselves:
Story.

A poem inspired by Elders Maria Campbell and Florence Allen, discussing the wonder and joyful connectedness of natural communication and how Indigenous language education could be empowered by it.

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