Sunday, July 24, 2016
Red Solar Earth/ Red Cosmic Moon - Cosmic Turtle Moon of Presence, Day 28
Santee Frazier, Cherokee.
Santee Frazier is a citizen of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma. He holds a BFA from the Institute of American Indian Arts and an MFA from Syracuse University.
He is the recipient of various awards including: Syracuse University Fellowship, a Lannan Foundation Residency Fellowships, and most recently The School for Advanced Research Indigenous Writer in Residence. His poems have appeared in American Poet, Narrative Magazine, Ontario Review, Ploughshares, and other literary journals. His first collection of poems Dark Thirty was released by the University of Arizona Press in 2009.*
Ritual of Sunrise
Out on the shine off the street there is the reflection of the coming
bustle of dawn, of plastic and bolted steel, neon and industry caught in
the asphalt. And as the grass sweats—the groan of machinery echoing
off masonry—the dust rises, sewing itself in the fat of trees, shining
the faces of men in the ditch under hard hats, shoveling dirt, whose
language rolls the tongue of digging. The clank and song are ancient, a
music hidden away in the busting soil and rock. This almost ritual of
sunrise, of shovel, and the gearing mechanisms of progress reminds
me of the time I saw a man finger-painting a wall in unlaced high-tops.
Smearing gold into brick. His face shined like gunmetal, and when I
saw him suck the gold from the paper bag, I knew his ritual had something
to do with time travel, with brick, before mineral, polygon, the
invention of wheel, story of flat, firing of clay. And now making my
way through this city whose streets are named by numbers and minerals—the
sunlight breaking the haze of dust & exhaust-I realize the
oldest thing in this city is drought.*
Kin 217: Red Solar Earth
I pulse in order to evolve
I seal the matrix of navigation
With the solar tone of intention
I am guided by the power of space.
Noosphere Pause: Day 364 of the 13 Moon year. The noosphere is the aggregate of the advanced states of mind and consciousness that characterize all intelligent life throughout the universe.*
*Star Traveler's 13 Moon Almanac of Synchronicity, Galactic Research Institute, Law of Time Press, Ashland, Oregon, 2015-2016.
The Sacred Tzolk'in
Anahata Chakra (Silio Plasma)