First Peoples

Sacred Palouse Falls

The sacred pipe of Palouse Falls is lit by the sun …falls

 

… even while the moon draws its stories onward as smoke …

moonsetPeregrine Falcon Perch Under the Early Morning Moon

The pipe burns all day above the life-giving waters …

salamander

Salamander Tadpole, Upper Palouse Falls

… and at dusk …

glow… it glows at its tip, with the heat of good tobacco, before going out and leaving the waters for creatures of dream …

up… and the next day the same, and the next day, and all days together, and each different, and each unfolding into a story. I’ve come back changed.

 

 

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