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National Poetry Month: “Song Of Speaks-Fluently,” A Traditional Native-American Poem

Houston poet Tony Hoagland reads one of his favorite poems in translation.

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Osage Warrior of the Wha-Sha-She Band (a subdivision of Hunkah). Painted by George Catlin in 1834.
Osage Warrior of the Wha-Sha-She Band (a subdivision of Hunkah). Painted by George Catlin in 1834.

Poet and University of Houston Creative Writing Professor, Tony Hoagland, shares a poem that he finds timeless and profound – "Song of Speaks-Fluently," a Native American poem of Osage origin.

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