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Love Stories from the Land of Many Lakes, part 16: A Love Poem for Jane

Updated: Jan 1

Manidoo-Giizisoons (Little Spirit Moon) (December 29, 2021)

 



 

~~ MORE THAN LIFE ITSELF ~~


naangide’e she has a happy heart

bimishimo she dances through life


giishkijiin embracing her passion

her passion

called love called life

aapijigo

ozaagitoon

bimaadiziwin

she truly

loves

life


aapijigo

bimaadiziwin

ozaagi'igon

and life

truly loves

her back


nizaagi'aa

nizhawenim'aa i love

her

i care for

her


gi-zhawenim’in

I cherish you more

than

life

itself


 

© 2021 Zhaawano Giizhik


 

OJIBWE GLOSSARY:


Aapijigo (aapiji go) = very much, truly

Bimaadiziwin = life (in its fullest sense)

Bimishimo = she dances

Giishkijiin = she embraces

Gi-zhawenim’in = I cherish you, have unconditional love for you

Naangide’e = she has a happy heart

Nizaagi'aa = I love her

Nizhawenim'aa = I cherish her, care for her, have unconditional love for her

Ozaagi'igon = it loves her

Ozaagitoon = she loves it, treasures it

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