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Handout 1: Ten Million Stars
By Nancy Wood, copyright 1973, in Spirit Walker (Delacorte Press, 1993). Used by permission.
Inside each raindrop swims the sun.
Inside each flower breathes the moon.
Inside me dwell ten million stars,
One for each of my ancestors:
The elk, the raven, the mouse, the man,
The flower, the coyote, the lion, the fish.
Ten million different stars am I,
But only one spirit connecting all.