Navarre Scott Momaday

Navarre Scott Momaday Poems

I am a feather on the bright sky
I am the blue horse that runs in the plain
I am the fish that rolls, shining, in the water
I am the shadow that follows a child

The eagle is my power,
And my fan is an eagle.
It is strong and beautiful
In my hand. And it is real.

Once in his life a man ought to concentrate his mind upon
the remembered earth, I believe. He ought to give himself up
to a particular landscape in his experience, to look at it from
as many angles as he can, to wonder about it, to dwell upon

I ponder how He died, despairing once.
I've heard the cry subside in vacant skies,
In clearings where no other was. Despair,
Which, in the vibrant wake of utterance,

How shall we adorn
Recognition with our speech?—
Now the dead firstborn
Will lag in the wake of words.

What did we say to each other
that now we are as the deer
who walk in single file
with heads high

Navarre Scott Momaday Biography

Navarre Scott Momaday is a Native American author of Kiowa descent. His work House Made of Dawn was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1969. Momaday is considered the founding author in what critic Kenneth Lincoln has coined the Native American Renaissance. House Made of Dawn is considered a classic in Native American Literature. Background N. Scott Momaday is the son of writer Natachee Scott Momaday and painter Al Momaday. Momaday was born on 27 February 1934 at the Kiowa-Comanche Indian Hospital in Lawton, Oklahoma, South Central United States. He is enrolled in the Kiowa Tribe of Oklahoma and also has Cherokee ancestry from his mother. Literary career Momaday received his Ph.D. from Stanford University in 1963. Momadays doctoral thesis, The Complete Poems of Frederick Goddard Tuckerman was published in 1965. His novel House Made of Dawn led to the breakthrough of Native American literature into the American mainstream after the novel was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1969. House Made of Dawn was the first novel of the Native American Renaissance, a term coined by literary critic Kenneth Lincoln in the Native American Renaissance. The work remains a classic of Native American Literature.)

The Best Poem Of Navarre Scott Momaday

The Delight Song Of Tsoai-Talee

I am a feather on the bright sky
I am the blue horse that runs in the plain
I am the fish that rolls, shining, in the water
I am the shadow that follows a child
I am the evening light, the lustre of meadows
I am an eagle playing with the wind
I am a cluster of bright beads
I am the farthest star
I am the cold of the dawn
I am the roaring of the rain
I am the glitter on the crust of the snow
I am the long track of the moon in a lake
I am a flame of four colors
I am a deer standing away in the dusk
I am a field of sumac and pomme blanche
I am an angle of geese in the winter sky
I am the hunger of a young wolf
I am the whole dream of these things

You see, I am alive, I am alive
I stand in good relation to the Gods
I stand in good relation to the earth
I stand in good relation to everything that is beautiful...
You see, I am alive, I am alive

Navarre Scott Momaday Comments

Oscar Campana 15 May 2007

I like to read poems

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shrek 26 January 2018

Hey vsauce michael here

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the big gay 19 March 2018

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Jack Krueger, artist 08 March 2020

Infinite brilliant songs - I weep.

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Why do you all suck 11 May 2019

I hate poems because schools force you to write and understand poems

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R***H 20 March 2019

when was the poem, " The Earth, " by Navarre Momaday written or published?

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you joseph 22 February 2019

is a comrade you waste of oxygen

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Joesph Stalin 24 August 2018

this is not his poem comrade, IT IS OUR POEM

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