Rain has returned this spring to New Mexico, Nancy’s home for 30 years.
Spirit Walker, title poem from Spirit Walker, 1993, by Nancy Wood
Spirit Walker, with long legs poking out of rain clouds
Along the mesa tops,
Listen to our prayers for understanding.
Spirit Walker with strong arms embracing the wounded Earth,
We ask forgiveness for our greed.
Spirit Walker, with footsteps echoing like promises
Across the aching land,
Give Fire and Ice to purify us.
Spirit Walker, with tears that fall as Snow and Rain,
Heal our forests and our rivers,
Our homes and the hearts of all creatures.
Spirit Walker, heed the cry of every living thing
And bathe the Earth with harmony.