Blue horses on a red mile, Ortiz and Tapahonso
Searching through my files, a stellar glimmer of the past appears, the beauty and clarity of the poetry of Simon Ortiz and Luci Tapahonso. Written in October of 2005, I share it because of the breathtaking beauty of their poetry and power of their words.
Their sense of place, rooted in their homelands of Acoma Pueblo and the Navajo Nation, are tasted, felt and breathed. Ortiz and Tapahonso have cheated time and place, in their ability to transport readers by verse.