Hoka Hey

In honor of yesterday’s International Day of Peace, I decided to continue the celebration with today’s verse. I also took some liberties with the native tongues of both the Maori and Sioux Nations. The term Hoka one one (pronounced ho-ka  oh-nay  oh-nay) is a phrase of the Maori that roughly translates to “flying over the earth“. The phrase Hoka Hey derives from the language of the Sioux People and translates to “it’s a good day (or time) to die”.  Legend has it, this was of a battle cry of the great Sioux leader, Crazy Horse.

 

Jagged precipice of peace

Crumbling stone

Shifting sands cascade

Angry winds command

Jump!

Hoka one one

Hoka Hey!

It is in deed a

Good day to die.

 

 

Crush the mourning dove

Lord above the earth

Eagle raptor wings

Course screeches cry

Jump!

Hoka one one

Hoka Hey!

It is in deed a

Good day to die.

 

 

Striped tiger crouching

Steel talons gleam

Star eyed innocent

Blood thirst demands

Jump!

Hoka one one

Hoka Hey!

It is in deed a

Good day to die

 

 

Fate of the lemming

Single minded queue

March in one accord

Heed the master’s call

Jump!

Hoka one one

Hoka Hey!

It is in deed a

Good day to die

 

 

Daily Post Keyword:Jump

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About Phil

Hi, my name is Phil. I’ve managed to escape the corporate world, rid myself of excess belongings, travel the country extensively in my old Winnebago, and find a new home on a beautiful barrier island in the Gulf of Mexico. I define myself as: a free spirit, a writer, a philosophical anarchist, a poet; a lover of nature, a lover of art, a protector of animals, as well as a devoted friend and partner
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4 Responses to Hoka Hey

  1. lodgerofarabica says:

    Loved the imagery! Had a carpe diem moment after reading it 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  2. It’s interesting…but I also was imagining native american singing while reading this. Well done Phil!

    Liked by 1 person

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