summer haiku d’été – gray crane = grue grise
skimming the lake –
wild rice moon
s’approchant du lac –
lune du riz sauvage
In the month of September, the Indigenous North American Anishinaabe Peoples (also known as Ojibwe) begin the rice harvest. During each of the thirty days of Manoominike-Giizis (”Wild Rice Moon”) harvesters head out in canoes to harvest wild rice from the smooth surface of lakes with names like Blackbird, Big, Pigeon and, naturally, Rice Lake.
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