Saturday, July 17, 2010

The Wishing Bone

from THE WISHING BONE CYCLE: Narrative Poems from the Swampy Cree Indians gathered and translated by Howard A. Norman, Stonehill, NY, 1976 The Wishing Bone poems constitute a "trickster cycle", one of the oldest traditional genres of Cree oral literature. The inventor of these particlular poems was Jacob Nibenegenesabe, who lived for ninety-four years northeast of Lake Winnipeg, Canada.
(Thanks to Sara, for sending me this amazing book)


S a r a said...

Oh! Of course you found one of my favorites.
There are so many more...

Will said...

incredible, thank you.