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“I am singing now / for the night / the almost empty moon / and the land swimming beneath cold bright stars.”
“The combination of song, prayer, and poetry is a natural form of expression for many Navajo people. A person who is able to 'talk beautifully' is well thought of and considered wealthy ... ”
“Before this world existed, the holy people made themselves visible by becoming the clouds, sun, moon, trees, bodies of water, thunder, rain, snow, and other aspects of this world we live in. That way, they said, we would never be alone. So it is possible to talk to them and pray, no matter where we are and how we feel.”
“Think about good things when preparing meals. It is much more than physical nourishment. The way the cook (or cooks) think and feel become a part of the meal. Food that is prepared with careful thought, contentment, and good memories tastes so good and nurtures the mind and spirit, as well as the body.”
Luci Tapahonso, Navaho-U.S. poet