Springador mathmatics

Illustration by Marc Simont

I'm still recovering from recent travels and labors, so my posts will be short and simple this week. I''ll return to Myth & Moor properly on Monday.

Here are the first few lines of a prayer-poem by Nancy Wood (1936-2013), a wonderful writer from New Mexico whose work reflected her love of the desert, and her deep engagement with Pueblo Indian culture. The poem was first published in Hollering Sun (Simon & Schuster, 1972).

My brother the star, my mother the earth,
my father the sun, my sister the moon
to my life give beauty, to my body give strength,
to my work give goodness, to my house give peace


Thank you, everyone, for all your kind words and encouragement in the past few weeks.

The art above is by Marc Simont (via Midori Snyder).