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I Am Singing the Cold Rain

Lance Henson

i am singing the cold rain
i am singing the winter dawn
i am turning in the gray morning
of my life
toward home

ni hoi nim ni hon       ido mi moo
ni hoi nim ni hon      e inif
ni hoi das i woi nu
na wodstan ni hi vist
na dutz      na ho  utz

Translated from Cheyenne by the author 

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"I Am Singing the Cold Rain" by Lance Henson from Harper's Anthology of 20th Century Native American Poetry by Diane Niatum. Copyright 1988 by Diane Niatum. Reprinted witht he permission of the author.


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