Nathan Colby Collemer
December 21, 1936 - April 19, 2004
Native American Prayer
I give you this one thought to keep
I am with you still — I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glints on snow
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning’s hush,
I am the swift, uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not think of me as gone -
I am with you still - in each new dawn.
Photo and prayer from his Memorial program