dVerse and earthweal OLW 107– Sparrowlet Form — Lakota Lament

We did not think of the great open plains, the beautiful rolling hills, the winding streams with tangled growth, as ‘wild’. Only to the white man was nature a ‘wilderness’ and only to him was it ‘infested’ with ‘wild’ animals and ‘savage’ people. To us it was tame. Earth was bountiful and we were surrounded…

Doe Meat

I went to the far reaches of the county a couple of weeks ago to look at a house my older son was interested in (parents can do things like this when they are retired and their kids work full-time and do college in the evening) and drove past this place.  It has been doing…

dVerse — OLN #305 Live! and earthweal OLW #96 — Dispelled

Padding along cushioned unfamiliarwhere fungi creeps unmolested alongfallen limbs from long-distant lake gusts My blue gps dot with flashlight incrementsthe pixel-dashed trail scalloping theinland lake to the marked ruin of tribes and boys. Carved cold granite icon topatriarchal rights of domains and souls.Resting on the crumbling concrete baseof a dining hall that fed the damned…

dVerse — Poetics — Reaper’s Prophesy

Sand, once forest, graveyards for ghosts of trees, soft whistles in breeze soon rumble with trucks laying foundations, proclamations of soulless dominion over ten thousand things; foul matricide. Sand, once forest, crawls with mud and afeared who claw for last arks for floods consume waste. Jack o’lantern face grins grimly when they gurgle, flounder, sink…

Michigan Tribes in the News (10/20/21) — Turtle Talk

Toward Freedom: Photo Essay: Indigenous Struggle Against Enbridge Lines 3 and 5 UP Matters: Providing “Hope Not Handcuffs” at the Bay Mills Police Department UP Matters: Bay Mills President Whitney Gravelle shares the impact of intergenerational trauma on addiction UP Matters: Preventing addiction using a cultural approach in Native communities Peninsula Press: Indigenous groups demand […]…

dVerse — Poetics — Persephone and Demeter: Wheat and Chaff

Incestuous, insufferable, impulsive, ignoramuses. Females, kernels of life, love, sustenance for frame and aether, shamefully and with intention objectified, defiled, restrained. Gods, my ass. Libidinous brutes who have their uses; yet mostly chaff. image:  Persephone and Demeter by HillyMinne Sarah is today’s host of dVerse’ Poetics. Sarah says: Tonight I’d like you to take inspiration…