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I Would Be The Buffalo's Guest
an Earth Handbook
152 pages, black and white illustrations, Pub. 1992
Price: $14.99 no taxes
A Handbook in poetry of seeking earth-based ways of knowing, valuing, choosing....
CONTENTS:

ROCKS
SEASONS
WATER, WIND, AND LAND
TREES
ANIMALS
The CHILDREN
WOMEN
MEN
WILD MAN
COMMUNITY
GOLDEN



one of the poems...

Buffalo's Guest

I would be the Buffalo's guest
Great snorting, shaggy, craggy, bodies
Looming
All around me
The air dense with rank odour
So thick my nostrils
Drool with it
Snorting the green
Through delicious lips
Cooking the gift of meat
On the dried ashes of their bodies' fires
Wrapped in the bloody robe
Against the bitter cold

Ah Yah! Ah Yah! Ho!

I would be a path of beaten dirt
Beneath their drumming leather legs
Their stampng, restless sleep
Their moon-gazing
Star-walking
Milk-nuzzling lover's mouths of calves.

Ah Yah!
I am the dark!
Ah Yah!
I greet the day!
Ah Yah!

Buffalo!
I would return in millions, Yo!

I would be your guest again
Riot across the plain
Smashing men's fences down
Enduring the rain
Teaching the rivers my name.

Sept 1990.