Sky-Woman fell from the sky.
Faster and faster descending,
belly full with child,
with outstretched wings
and caught Sky-Woman,
she who brought the world to life.
Turtle lifted his giant head
from the stillness
of the deep-blue water encompassed globe
and offered his strong shell to house a new world.
Muskrat selflessly dove
into the deepest darkest depths of the ocean
and scraped the very bottom
with the tippy tip of his tiny claw,
giving his life for creation.
The other animals placed the speck on Turtle’s back.
Sky-Woman danced in a circle.
Larger and larger the land grew.
Creating the Earth,
"Copyright 2005 by Jessica Wyant"