Star Picture Tipi of Black Magpie.

Author:Hayden, Dolores
Position:Poem
 
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Star Picture Tipi of Black Magpie You might walk past a dozen tipis in cases flat against the walls, their magic typed on paper labels-- Chief Hugging Bear's could heal all men, or Black Cap's Porcupine cured children. Here Spotted Thunder bends blue light to coil striped rainbows into suns, Fair-Haired Old Man draws bats and eagles, flies kite-shaped stars as green as grass, Black Magpie crosses arrows, limns red sky. Lifting one star to the east, Black Magpie's tipi woos the morning, woos the night, while under the heavens of the nation,...

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