Native American Songs And Poems

Author: Brian Swann
Editor: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486112136
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DIVRich selection of traditional songs and contemporary verse by Seminole, Hopi, Arapaho, Nootka, other Indian writers and poets. Nature, tradition, Indians' role in contemporary society, other topics. /div

Song Of The Sky

Author: Brian Swann
Editor: Univ of Massachusetts Press
ISBN: 9780870238727
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A collection of Native American songs and poems, researched and annotated by Brian Swann.

Wearing The Morning Star

Author: Brian Swann
Editor: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 9780803293403
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With Wearing the Morning Star, Brian Swann presents a collection of more than one hundred Native American songs that celebrate the rich and vibrant oral traditions of the Indigenous peoples of North America. These are songs of the earth and the sky, songs of mourning and of love, parts of ceremonies and rites and rituals. Some have familiar themes; others illuminate the complexities and differences of the Native cultures. The collection includes songs of derision and threat, ribald songs, hunting chants, and a song sung by an Inuit about the first airplane he ever saw. ø Swann has provided an authoritative introduction and notes for each selection that place the songs in their cultural contexts. He has reworked the original translations where appropriate to allow the modern reader to appreciate and enjoy these remarkable works and provides a new preface for this Bison Books edition.

I The Song

Author: Adolph L. Soens
Editor: Univ of Utah Pr
ISBN:
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"I, the Song" is an introduction to the rich and complex classical North American poetry that grew of and reflects Indian life before the European invasion. No generalization can hold true for all the classical poems of North American Indians. They spring from thirty thousand years of experience, five hundred languages and dialects, and ten linguistic groups and general cultures. But the poems from these different cultures and languages belong to poetry unified by similar experiences and a shared continent. Built on early transcriptions of Native American "songs" and arranged by subject, these poems are informed by additional context that enables readers to appreciate more fully their imagery, their cultural basis, and the moment that produced them, They let us look at our continent through the eyes of a wide range of people: poets, hunters, farmers, holy men and women, and children. This poetry achieved its vividness, clarity, and intense emotional power partly because the singers made their poems for active use as well as beauty and also because they made them for singing or chanting, rather than isolated reading. Most strikingly, classical North American Indian poetry brings us flashes of timeless vision and absolute perception: a gulfs wing red over the dawn; snow-capped peaks in the moonlight; a death song. Flowing beneath them is a powerful current: the urge to achieve a selfless attention to the universe and a determination to see and delight in that universe on its own terms.

Native American Poetry

Author: George W. Cronyn
Editor: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486120988
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Translated by leading scholars and poets, these ancient and modern songs span tribal traditions — Iroquois, Cherokee, Navajo, Eskimo, and more — offering authentic insights into personal and ceremonial life.

The New Anthology Of American Poetry

Author: Steven Gould Axelrod
Editor: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 9780813531625
Size: 12,83 MB
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A multi-volume collection of American poetry includes Native American songs and lyrics, early European colonial poetry, the classics of the American canon, and a variety of lesser-known poets.

Encyclopedia Of American Poetry

Author: Eric L. Haralson
Editor: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9781579580087
Size: 18,76 MB
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First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

When The Rain Sings

Author: National Museum of the American Indian (U.S.)
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0689822839
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A collection of poems written by young Native Americans, inspired by or matched with photographs of artifacts and people from the National Museum of the American Indian.

Jabberwocky And Other Poems

Author: Lewis Carroll
Editor: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486113299
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Includes 34 nonsense verses and parodies: "The Walrus and the Carpenter," "Father William," "My Fancy," "A Sea Dirge," "Hiawatha's Photographing," "The Mad Gardener's Song," "Poeta Fit, non Nascitur," and many others.

Jewish Wit And Wisdom

Author: Herb Galewitz
Editor: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486110141
Size: 13,91 MB
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Sometimes hilarious and frequently profound, this collection of aphorisms includes observations and remarks from statesmen, writers, artists, philosophers, jurists, musicians, and celebrities — from the prophets of the Old Testament to Woody Allen.