Joy Harjo


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  • ''It's important as a writer to do my art well and do it in a way that is powerful and beautiful and meaningful, so that my work regenerates the people, certainly Indian people, and the earth and the sun. And in that way we all continue forever.''
    Joy Harjo (b. 1951), Native American (Creek) author. As quoted in Listen to Their Voices, ch. 7, by Mickey Pearlman (1993).
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She Had Some Horses

She had horses who were bodies of sand.
She had horses who were maps drawn of blood.
She had horses who were skins of ocean water.
She had horses who were the blue air of sky.
She had horses who were fur and teeth.
She had horses who were clay and would break.
She had horses who were splintered red cliff.

She had some horses.

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