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Classic poem of the day

By the shores of Gitchee Gumee,
By the shining Big-Sea-Water,
Stood the wigwam of Nokomis
Daughter of the Moon, Nokomis.
Dark behind it rose the forest,
Rose the black and gloomy pine trees,
Rose the firs with cones upon them;
Bright before it beat the water,
Beat the clear and sunny water,
Beat the shining Big-Sea-Water.

There the wrinkled old Nokomis
Nursed the little Hiawatha,
Rocked him in his linden cradle,
Bedded soft in moss and rushes,
Safely bound with reindeer sinews;
Stilled his fretful wail by saying,
" Hush! the Naked Bear will hear thee! "
Lulled him into slumber, singing,
" Ewa-yea! my little owlet!
Who is this that lights the wigwam?
With his great eyes lights the wigwam?
Ewa-yea! my little owlet! "

Many things Nokomis taught him
Of the stars that shine in heaven;
Showed him Ishkoodah, the comet,

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Sometimes we're here, Other times they're here, Maybe we meet. Sometimes breaths heard, Other times felt, Maybe we see. Many times over, things seem colder, Yet love can be retrieved. I remember all, Past, present, future bliss, An endless cycle, Pop told sis.