Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Raven Creates People


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I shared this new version of the old Haida creation story — the one in which Raven creates humankind on North Beach — with Grade 8 and 9 students in White Rock on Monday.

It looks like he's still watching from that beach, too! (Or is that out of the side of his head?)

Just say the whole poem out loud, and you can hear him telling you the whole story. Still laughing.

The Haida knew that laughter made for serious literature, and that a four dimensional world could be represented in two dimensional art.

My first poem on the coast!


The view from Tao Hill, Haida Gwaii.

2 comments:

Joanne Arnott said...

i rock?

Daniela said...

This is cool, "rock" with a sense of humour.
We can't go far without the humour.
I like the way raven thinks?