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Nate Flying Owl:
Born in 1988 in Portland, Oregon, Nate Flying Owl started writing when he was fifteen, and his verse has been strongly influenced by his love of animals, traditional American Indian culture, and an appreciation for Robert Frost.

Poem:
“Enters the Water”

The aroma of a recent downpour
Lingers on the air like a charming kiss
Grey cloudsstill concealing morning sunlight
Songbirds signal the attendance of spring
And as the river shares its poetry
She enters the water to catch breakfast
And she returns to the shore with a fish
With each bite that she savors, she thanks God
For the opportunity to do so

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