The Son of the Age
It was as bright by the creek as a present,
and green as a pound of dollars at the store.
While the young white root descended time
–the years man owned, the years before—
a boy with his mother’s well
of county-born talking
learned the south side of language
from a merchandise wall.
Mooney, James. “Myths of the Cherokee / Extract from the Nineteenth Annual Report of the Bureau / of American Ethnology.” iBooks.
Mooney, James, 1861-1921
Myths of the Cherokee
Extract from the Nineteenth Annual Report of the Bureau
of American Ethnology