Poem: Ajijaak

Ajijaak is flying above,
Ajijaak silent,
Slow moving,

Ajijaak near the akki,
Near nibi,

Listen,
Silence,
Peace,

Ajijaak is speaking,
Listen with your heart,
Listen as you breathe,

Quietness,
Serenity in the soul,
In the midst of change,
Oppression,
Being invisibly Native,

Ajijaak,
Honors you,
As a Native person,

Ajijaak sees you,
Sees your spirit,
Sees your heart,
Honors your spirit,
Honors your heart,

Ajijaak flies low near akki,
Near nibi,
Listen,

Look at the nibi flowing,
Nibi flowing like blood in your veins,
Nibi is healing,
Healing to ajijaak,

The message delivered if you are open,
Openness,
Patience,

Do not dismiss the message,
The message is here for you,
Ajijaak speaks,
Surprises you,

Ajijaak is connected to you,
Listen,
Listen to Ajijaak,
This is the gift for you,
The message,
The omen.


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Translation of words used in this poem:

Ajijaak (ah-jee-jak) - crane
Nibi (ne-be) - water
Akki (ah-key) - land