Mobile Photography & Art Saturday Poetry – ‘Remember’ by Joy Harjo with @hipstanitaelle – Anita Elle

Mobile Photography & Art Saturday Poetry – ‘Remember’ by Joy Harjo with @hipstanitaelle – Anita Elle

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This weeks Saturday Poetry, matched with mobile photography/art is entitled ‘Remember’ by Joy Harjo. Appointed the new United States poet laureate in 2019, Harjo was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in 1951, Harjo is a member of the Mvskoke/Creek Nation. She is the author of several books of poetry, including An American Sunrise, which is forthcoming from W. W. Norton in 2019, and Conflict Resolution for Holy Beings (W. W. Norton, 2015). She is a current Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets and lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

I have matched this image untitled by @hipstanitaelle – Anita Elle.

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‘Remember’ ©Joy Harjo

Remember the sky that you were

born under,

know each of the star’s stories.

Remember the moon, know who

she is.

Remember the sun’s birth at

dawen, that is the

strongest point of time.

Remember sundown

and the giving away to night.

Remember your birth, how your

mother struggled

to give you form and breath. You

are evidence of

her life, and her mother’s, and

hers.

Remember your father. He is

your life, also.

Remember the earth whose skin

you are:

red earth, black earth, yellow

earth, white earth

brown earth, we are earth.

Remember the plants, trees,

animal life who all have their

tribes, their families, their

histories, too. Talk to them,

listen to them. They are alive

poems.

Remember the wind. Remember

her voice. She knows the

origin of this universe.

Remember you are all people

and all people

are you.

Remember you are this universe

and this

universe is you.

Remember all is in motion, is

growing, is you.

Remember language comes from

this.

Remember the dance language

is, that life is.

Remember.

Joy Harjo – Photo credit: Karen Kuehn

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