The Joy of a Singer | A World of Poetry

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The Joy of a Singer

A wonderful occupation
Making songs!
But all too often they
Are failures.

A wonderful fate
Getting wishes fulfilled!
But all too often they
Slip past.

A wonderful occupation
Hunting caribou!
But all too rarely we
Excel at it
So that we stand
Like a bright flame
Over the plain.

      - Piuvkaq, Netsilik Eskimo

(Next up...Chile.)