Indian Time - A Voice from the Eastern Door

Wentón:nis Ne Tewatsirókwas

The Lonely Firefly

 

1. Tsi ia'tewatshéntho - At sunset

2. Ken'niiaká:'a tewatshirókwas - A small firefly

3. Wa'akennákerate - It was born

4. Wa'tewatenerahontshá:kwarihte - It did open up its wings

5. Tánon wa'tká:ten - And it did fly

6. Tsi niió:re taio'kara'onhákie tsi tkaronhiá:te - As far as it is dark in the sky

7. Wentón:nis ne tewatsirókwas - The firefly is lonely

8. Tánon wa'tewani'tonhkwarikhón:ne - And it flashed its light

9. Iakoia'tíhsaks ne onákia'ke tewatsiraríkhons - It is looking for another firefly

10. Kí:ken tewatsirókwas ontkáhtho - This firefly it did see

11. Tkaháhserote - A light

12. Tánon eh nia'kákie - And it did fly over there

13. Né:'k tsi í:iah ó:ia tewatsirókwas té:ken - But it is not another firefly

14. Né:'k ne oháhsera - It is a light

15. Tewatsirókwas ontkáhtho tkaháhserote - The firefly did see a light

16. Tánon eh nia'kákie - And it did fly over there

17. Né:'k tsi í:iah ó:ia tewatsirókwas té:ken - But it is not another firefly

18. Né:'k ne ohahseratokénhti - But it is a candle

19. Tewatsirókwas ontkáhtho tkaháhserote - The firefly did see a light

20. Tánon eh nia'kákie - And it did fly over there

21. Né:'k tsi í:iah ó:ia tewatsirókwas té:ken - But it is not another firefly

22. Né:'k ne teiakoio'ákstha oháhsera - But it is a flashlight

23. Tewatsirókwas ontkáhtho tkaháhserote - The firefly did see a light

24. Tánon eh nia'kákie - And it did fly over there

25. Né:'k tsi í:iah ó:ia tewatsirókwas té:ken - But it is not another firefly

26. Né:'k ne iehahserénhas. - But it is a lantern.

27. Tewatsirókwas ontkáhtho tóhkara nikahahserà:ke - The firefly did see several lights

28. tánon eh nia'kákie - And it did fly over there

29. Né:'k tsi í:iah ó:ia tewatsirókwas té:ken - But it is not another firefly

30. È:rhar eh ítewe's - A dog is over there

31. Tánon takò:s - And a cat

32. Tánon tsistékeri - And an owl

33. Aotikà:ra teiaóien ne oháhsera - Their eyes showed the light

34. Tewatsirókwas ontkáhtho tkaháhserote - The firefly did see a light

35. Tánon eh nia'kákie - And it did fly over there

36. Né:'k tsi í:iah ó:ia tewatsirókwas té:ken - But it is not another firefly

37. Né:'k ne kà:sere aoháhsera - But it is a car's light

38. Tewatsirókwas ontkáhtho é:so oháhsera na'tekahahserá:ke - The firefly did see a lot of lights

39. Tánon eh nia'kákie - And it did fly over there

40. Né:'k tsi í:iah ó:ia tewatsirókwas té:ken - But it is not another firefly

41. Watatákwas teiohswáthe - Fireworks were bright

42. Teiohstarathénion ahsonhthèn:ne - It is shiny in the night

43. Nó:nen akwé:kon shahthí:ken - When all was quiet

44. Tewatsirókwas wa'tká:ten tsi niwahsón:tes - The firefly flew all night

45. Wa'tewani'tonhkarikhòn:ne - It was flashing along

46. Tewatkahthónnions tánon wéhsaks á:re - It looks around and searches again

47. Thó:ne ó:nen ne wentón:nis tewatsirókwas ontkáhtho tsi nahò:ten wéhsakskwe - Then the lonely firefly did see what it was searched for

48. Skanèn:ra tewatsirókwas tekonnóiaks ne aotiháhsera - A group of fireflies are shining their light

49. Ó:nen ne tewatsirókwas í:iah tesewentón:ni í:iah nonwén:ton - Now the firefly is never lonesome

 

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