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Snowy Egret

a pastel by Ethel Mortenson Davis

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Swallow

pastel by Ethel Mortenson Davis

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Wind

by Ethel Mortenson Davis

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Wind

She is the freest
of all women,
the wind.

The sound she plays
through the pinion trees
is a loud, sweeping sound,
like a great, spiny broom
cleaning away from the earth
things unnecessary.

Invisible,
yet she stirs the winter skies
to bring deep canyon snows today ΜΆ
and then tomorrow
life-giving thunderstorms.

She makes us ask,
what is necessary?
What do we need
on our temporary trek
across the earth? Our suitcase in hand?
What is it we really want?

Only life from the wind.

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Anishinabe Warrior

Ethel Mortenson Davis’s drawing is the perfect artwork for the cover of the epic:

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Wood Duck

a pastel by Ethel Mortenson Davis

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New Mask

a pastel by Ethel Mortenson Davis

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Portrait

pastel by Ethel Mortenson Davis

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