Sunday, August 30, 2009

Wise Words from a Noble People

A Pueblo Poem (North American Tribe)

Hold on to what is good
even if it is a handful of earth.
Hold on to what you believe
even if it is a tree which stands by itself.
Hold on to what you must do
even if it is a long way from here.
Hold on to life
even when it is easier letting go.
Hold on to my hand
even when I have gone away from you.

Art by Janette - Raven's Cry


  1. I really like this poem. Your drawing is fabulous! Did the poem inspire the drawing?

  2. Thanks for checking out my blog. The poem didn't inspire the drawing. It was created about a year before I saw the poem. I sold the original to a woman in Washington. I have been involved in poetry and Native American art for many years. You will see more poetry here soon. Check out my profile and you will see the Native American activities I have participated in. It's a real labor of love since my ancestry includes Eastern Cherokee and Anadarko. I have not been able to find Native American documentation so I can't list this on my art. I'm related to the McCoys and their background includes Eastern Cherokee. My great grandmother was Sara Frances McCoy (from the "real McCoys"!). You will find a lot of Native Americans named McCoy. Eastern Cherokees didn't want to be documented because they were avoiding the government and being sent to Oklahoma!

  3. Native Americans... so connected to the earth and its spiritual nature... have inspired me since I was in high school. So cool to hear your background and ancestral connections. And I really like the artwork shown here!