From the poem, “The Music of Being Human”:
“….The Angels press their lips to the solar system
to hear the soul’s longing. The desire to remain
attached to the body,
something as impossible as constellations
trying to rearrange
Tanaya Winder is from the Southern Ute and Duckwater Shoshone Nations. She was a finalist in the 2009 Joy Harjo Poetry Competition. She is the A Room of Her Own Foundation’s Spring 2010 Orlando Poetry Prize Winner. Her work appears in Cutthroat: a Journal of the Arts’ 5th Anniversary Issue and the Spring 2010 issue of Yellow Medicine Review: a journal of Indigenous Literature, Art, and Thought.
You can find her on Facebook, or at http://tanayawinder.wordpress.com, or request more information on Tanaya from the guild.