Rain smell comes with the wind out of the Southwest. Smell of the sand, tall grass glistening in the rain. Warm raindrops that fall easy (this women) The summer is born. Smell of her breathing new life small gray toads on damp sand. (This women whispering to dark wide leaves white moon blossoms dripping tracks in the sand. Rain smell I am full of hunger deep and login to touch wet tall grass, green and strong beneath. This woman loved a man and she breathed to him her damp earth song. I am hunted by this story. I remember it in cotton wood leaves their fragrance in the shade. I remember it in the wide blue sky when the rain smell comes with the wind.
Author Bio (Leslie Marmon Silko)
Born in 1948. Raised on the Lagma Pueblo reservation in New Mexico, Leslie Maromon Silko grew up listening to tribal stories told by her great-grand mother and great-aunts. Drawing upon elements from the traditional tales she heard as a child, she has found a successful career as a writer. In her stories Novels, and poems, Silko explores what life is like for Native Americans in today’s world.
You Have to Be Careful By:Naomi Shihab Nye
You have to be careful telling things.Some ears are tunnels.Your words will go in and get lost in the dark.Some ears are flat pans like the miners used looking for gold.What you say will be washed out with the stones.You look a long time till you find the right ears.Till then,there are birds and lamps to be spoken to,and when you find such ears,they already know.
Author bio (Naomi Shihab Nye)
(Born 1952)This renowned poet spend her teenager years in Jerusalem and has since worked as a visiting writer at several institutions,including the University of Texas.Her books of poems have received awards,such as the Pushcart Prize,and recon