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Roman Sanchez – Buffalo Poem

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I have stood with the buffalo.
I have felt their spirit
Move through me like the wind.
Their presence I can feel
In the contours of these mountains,
In every tree,
In every bush,
In every willow,
Every track,
In my soul.
I have looked deep into their eyes
And felt their power
Run through me like
The river from which banks they have fed off,
And I too have been nurtured.
And in my hand, I have held their hair
Plucked from the side of a tree.
bfcAnd I can see that it is no different from mine,
And I know that we are brothers.

I have seen the meaning of non-violent resistance,
In the face of hatred and ignorance,
In the face of oppression
I have been moved to tears
By the beauty of their gentle nature,
Their resilience–their determination.
And I am learning from them the meaning of patience,
Of love and of living the way they know is rightfully theirs,
Even if it means Death–
And I know I am only beginning to understand.

Roman Sanchez
Buffalo Field Campaign Volunteer
November-December 2004 Earth First!
 
 


Klin Lapisardi – Coyote

Dust underfoot I
feel the sunset end
itchy swaying grass
coyote_7431Look over ridge I
am splattered with
Color orange and red
Like mysterious badlands
I
Am holding secrets in
My smiling eyes
Can
You glimpse without touching
Hurting, burning, touching
Killing comes from
The mind’s lies, your
Greed and undue fear can
I run ononon
My eyes bright and
The world pumps
In my blood,
Holding.
I hope on
This run
No two legs to impede my ways
I hope on this run
Not to gaze you this time.

Klin Lapisardi
November 1994 Earth First!


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