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Author: HARJO, JOY
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Harjo, Joy    Poet's Biography
28 poems available by this author


A MAP TO THE NEXT WORLD    Poem Text    
First Line: In the last days of the fourth world I wished to make a map for those who
Subject(s): Maps


ALIVE    Poem Text    
First Line: The hum of the car
Subject(s): Native Americans; Indians Of America; American Indians; Indians Of South America


ANCHORAGE    Poem Text    
First Line: This city is made of stone, of blood, and fish
Last Line: To survive?
Subject(s): Alienation (Social Psychology); Dissenters; Ethnic Groups - United States; Exiles; Marginality, Social; Minorities - United States; Native Americans; Survival; United States - Race Relations; Estrangement; Outcasts; Indians Of America; American Indians;


BIRD    Poem Text    
First Line: The moon plays horn, leaning on the shoulder of the dark universe
Subject(s): Jazz; Music & Musicians; Parker, Charlie ('bird') (1920-1955)


CRYSTAL LAKE    Poem Text    
First Line: I caught crawdads and let them go. Baited hooks with my
Subject(s): Baby Boom Generation; Women


DEER DANCER    Poem Text    
First Line: Nearly everyone had left that bar in the middle of winter
Subject(s): Bars & Bartenders; Dancing & Dancers; Pubs; Taverns; Saloons


EAGLE POEM    Poem Text    
First Line: To pray you open your whole self
Subject(s): Kent State University - Riot, 1970


GRACE    Poem Text    
First Line: I think of wind and her wild ways the year we had nothing to lose and lost it anyway
Subject(s): Native Americans; Indians Of America; American Indians; Indians Of South America


HEALING ANIMAL    Poem Text    
First Line: On this day when you have needed to sleep forever
Subject(s): Coltrane, John (1926-1967); Jazz; Music & Musicians; Singing & Singers; Songs


I GIVE YOU BACK    Poem Text    
First Line: I release you, my beautiful and terrible
Subject(s): Ethnic Groups - United States; Loss; Minorities - United States; Peace; United States - Race Relations


INSOMNIA AND THE SEVEN STEPS TO GRACE    Poem Text    
First Line: At dawn the panther of the heavens peers over the edge of the world
Subject(s): Family Life; Relatives


MY HOUSE IS THE RED EARTH    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Home


NIGHT OUT    Poem Text    
First Line: I have seen you in the palms of my hands
Subject(s): Bars & Bartenders; Native Americans; Pubs; Taverns; Saloons; Indians Of America; American Indians; Indians Of South America


NO    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Yes, that was me you saw shaking with bravery, with a government
Subject(s): Politics & Government; War


NO HULI    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: We failed a little
Subject(s): Perseverance


PERHAPS THE WORLD ENDS HERE    Poem Text    
First Line: The world begins at a kitchen table. No matter waht, we must eat / to live


RAINY DAY    Poem Text    
First Line: I can still close my eyes and open them four floors up
Last Line: On like the rest of us, this immense journey, for love, for rain
Subject(s): Baby Boom Generation; Women


REMEMBER    Poem Text    
First Line: Remember the sky that you were born under
Last Line: Remember.
Subject(s): Native Americans - Genealogy & Heritage


SHE HAD SOME HORSES    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
Subject(s): Native Americans; Horses; Indians Of America; American Indians; Indians Of South America


SONG FOR THE DEER AND MYSELF TO RETURN ON    Poem Text    
First Line: This morning when I looked out the roof window
Subject(s): Deer; Environment; Environmental Protection; Ecology; Conservation


SONGLINE OF DAWN    Poem Text    
First Line: We are ascending through the dawn
Subject(s): Air Travel; Religion; Ancestors & Ancestry; Theology


SONGS FROM THE HOUSE OF DEATH    Poem Text    
First Line: From the house of death there is rain
Subject(s): Death; Love - Loss Of; Relationships; Dead, The


STRANGE FRUIT    Poem Text    
First Line: I was out in the early evening, taking a walk in the fields to think about this
Subject(s): African Americans; Jazz; Lynching; Music & Musicians; Racism; Negroes; American Blacks; Racial Prejudice; Bigotry


THE POEM I JUST WROTE    Poem Text    
First Line: The poem I just wrote is not real.
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets


THE WOMAN HANGING FROM THE THIRTEENTH FLOOR WINDOW    Poem Text    
First Line: She is the woman hanging from the 13th floor
Subject(s): Ethnic Groups - United States; Gays & Lesbians; Minorities - United States; United States - Race Relations; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


WE ENCOUNTER NAT KING COLE AS WE INVENT THE FUTURE    Poem Text    
First Line: Camme and I listened to nat king cole and she sweetly lay her head
Subject(s): Popular Culture - United States


WHAT I SHOULD HAVE SAID    Poem Text    
First Line: There's nothing that says you can't
Subject(s): Native Americans; Indians Of America; American Indians; Indians Of South America


WOLF WARRIOR (2)    Poem Text    
First Line: A white butterfly speckled with pollen joined me in my prayers yester
Subject(s): Nature