Water Bird Carries the Dreamers

The Water Bird has many names,
the regal Crane being one of them.
Some call her the Bird of Heaven
for as Crane she flies higher than anyone.
Even the Old Ones,
First man and First Woman
are transported on their journey
hidden in her wings.
She is a messenger bird
connecting the wisdom of the Ancients
with the prayers of the people.
She carries the Dreaming Elder,
who with her dreaming
continually weaves balance in the world.
She is a symbol of long life
for she has lived in this world
through many, many stories.
It is said she speaks directly
to that one who came first.
35”w x 64”h x 7”d 2003