Sunset Haiku by Solomon Ratt

Fresh from Solomon Ratt, capturing the beauty of a blood-red Saskatchewan sunset in Haiku form. I bet you can’t even explain “Haiku” in Cree in less than 17 syllables!

Prairie Sunset Pinky Road
ê-pahkisimok,
mihkwânaskwâw, miywâsin;
kisâstaw mihko…
The sun is setting,
The sky is red, beautiful;
looks just like it’s blood.

Click to listen and read along:

About Arden Ogg

Arden Ogg is Director of the Cree Literacy Network, a not-for-profit in its seventh year of gathering and curating Cree language literacy materials on the web and creating connections between students, teachers, speakers and linguists across the Cree dialect-and-language continuum.
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