We forget most of things in our life. We may forget where we put a car key or wife’s birthday date. We should grateful to certain things. We should not forget certain things. In the poem called Remember, Joy Harjo expresses,

Remember the sky that you were born under,

know each of the star’s stories.

Remember the moon, know who she is.

Remember the sun’s birth at dawn, that is the

strongest point of time. Remember sundown

and the giving away to night.

Remember your birth, how your mother struggled

to give you form and breath. You are evidence of

her life, and her mother’s, and hers.

Remember your father. He’s your life, also.

Remember the earth whose skin you are:

red earth, black earth, yellow earth, white earth

brown earth, we are earth.

Remember the plants, trees, animal life who all have their

tribes, their families, their histories too. Talk to them,

listen to them. They are alive poems.

Remember the wind. Remember her voice. She knows the

origin of the universe.

Remember you are all people and people

are you.

Remember you are universe and this

universe is you.

Remember all is in motion, is growing, is you.

Remember language comes from this.

Remember the dance language is, that life is.

Remember

Don’t forget this poem.


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