The South Corner of Time hopi navajo papago yaqui tribal literature

Acknowledgements Introduction
Hopi Literature
Navajo Literature
Papago Literature
Yaqui Literature
Native American Literature: Other Sources


Bridge
Perspective

Irene Nakai
Tó´ahaní

i must be like a bridge 
              for my people 
i may connect time; yesterday 
    today and tomorrow - for my people 
        who are in transition, also. 
i must be enough in tomorrow, to give warning 
     if i should.
i must be enough in yesterday, to hold a cherished secret.
Does it seem like we are walking as one?

Irene Nakai. "Bridge Perspective" printed by permission of the author. Copyright ©1980 by Irene Nakai.

As printed in Larry Evers, ed. The South Corner of Time. Tucson, Ariz.: The University of Arizona Press, ©1980, p. 91.
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