Na:nko Ma:s Cewagĭ / Cloud Song

By Ofelia Zepeda

Ce:daghim 'o 'ab wu:ṣañhim.
To:tahim 'o 'ab wu:ṣañhim.
Cuckuhim 'o 'ab him.
Wepeghim 'o 'abai him.

Greenly they emerge.
In colors of blue they emerge.
Whitely they emerge.
In colors of black they are coming
Reddening, they are right here.

Ofelia Zepeda, “Na:nko Ma:s Cewagi / Cloud Song” from Ocean Power Poems from the Desert. Copyright © 1995 by Ofelia Zepeda. Reprinted with the permission of The University of Arizona Press.