Merry Christmas, everyone! Thank you for your kindness to Beautiful and me, and may you be blessed with much love and great personal accomplishment in 2011!
My horse has a hoof like striped agate;
Her fetlock is like a fine eagle plume;
Her legs are like quick lightning.
My horse's body is like an eagle-plumed arrow;
My horse has a tail like a trailing black cloud.
I put flexible goods on my horse's back;
The Little Holy Wind blows through her hair.
Her mane is made of short rainbows.
My horse's ears are made of round corn.
My horse's eyes are made of big stars.
My horse's head is made of mixed waters--
From the holy waters--she never knows thirst.
My horse's teeth are made of white shell.
The long rainbow in in her mouth for a bridle
and with it I guide her.
When my horse neighs, different-colored horses follow.
When my horse neighs, different-colored sheep follow.
I am wealthy, because of her.
Before me peaceful,
Behind me peaceful,
All around me peaceful--
Peaceful voice when she neighs.
I am everlasting and peaceful.
I stand for my horse.
--Unknown Navajo Poet