Hearing the Sun Singing
And as I walked alone, I heard the sun singing as it arose,
and it sang like this:
“With visible face I am appearing.
In a sacred manner I appear.
For the greening earth a pleasantness I make.
The center of the nation’s hoop I have made pleasant.
With visible face, behold me!
The four-leggeds and two-leggeds, I have made them to
The wings of the air, I have made them to fly.
With visible face I appear.
My day, I have made it holy.”
Black Elk, Sioux (1863-1950)