Navarre Scott Momaday

(February 27, 1934 / Lawton, Oklahoma)

The Delight Song Of Tsoai-Talee - Poem by Navarre Scott Momaday

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


Comments about The Delight Song Of Tsoai-Talee by Navarre Scott Momaday

  • (4/2/2018 10:03:00 AM)


    There's a deep holiness in these words, the greatness of the I am is a flowing river of soul that runs through everything, everyone, everyday. Alive, very much alive. GREAT poem, by a great writer/thinker. (Report) Reply

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  • Susan Williams (11/5/2015 12:35:00 PM)


    This sings! Walt Whitman would have so approved of this! (Report) Reply

  • Mohammed Asim Nehal (11/5/2015 11:07:00 AM)


    Good rhyme n your poem, I enjoyed it. (Report) Reply

  • (10/4/2014 2:06:00 PM)


    How delightful! Refreshing and uplifting. (Report) Reply

  • (10/4/2014 9:38:00 AM)


    A good poem in such philosophical contexts. (Report) Reply

  • (10/4/2013 11:46:00 AM)


    its too good dear, very good, keep it up..beautiful poetry (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003



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