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Fire is a song that comes from a poem originally published in 1978 by Joy Harjo. She is an author, musician, teacher, and member of the Mvskoke Nation. The song is offered for free but includes a name your price option.
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The poem “Fire” is used by the permission of the author, Joy Harjo and the publisher, W. W. Norton & Company.

The song Fire copyright 2016 Anne Carol Mitchell. Please credit and notify if used in media annecarolmitchell@gmail.com

lyrics

Fire
By Joy Harjo
Copyright 1978

a woman can’t survive
by her breath
alone
she must know
the voices of mountains
she must recognize
the foreverness of blue sky
she must flow
with the elusive
bodies
of night wind women
who will take her into
her own self

look at me
i am not a separate woman
i am a continuance
of blue sky
i am the throat
of the sandia mountains
a night wind woman
who burns
with every breath
she takes

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released December 30, 2016
Recorded on the winter solstice 2016 by Josh Roberts in Oakland, California.
Vocals and guitar: Anne Carol Mitchell
Clarinet: Eduardo Corzo

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Anne Carol Mitchell San Francisco, California

Music is a process of interrelationship for me. I craft musical dialogues that bring awareness to the connections in our human, plant and creature communities.
My tools range from acoustic guitar and the voice to electronica.
My work has been heard in collaboration with poet Judy Grahn, in an ensemble that toured with Ani DiFranco, and the Experimental Performance Institute.
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