nichepoetryandprose

poetry and prose about place

eight days – inuksuk

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Recently I was able to take eight days and visit some of my family in Ontario.  While I was there, I spent some time drawing and writing.  In the next few posts, I will show you some of these drawings and the poems I wrote to accompany them. 

The first concerns a small statuette of an inuksuk, carved in northern Canada by an artist who created a gentle, thoughtful tribute to this traditional form. 

For more information on the inuksuk, see my post for November 18, 2011, ‘monuments in stone’, under the category ‘the rock project’.

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inuksuk

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soapstone smoothed

and sculpted, carved

by a hand, skilled as ocean

salt-polish and sand

corners discovered

and shadows

edge of stone and surfaces

between solid and liquid

solid and air

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©  Jane Tims  2012

 

Written by jane tims

January 23, 2012 at 6:51 am

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  1. Hi Jane, Beautiful and interesting, as always. How wonderful that you had those eight days. Ellen

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    Ellen Grace Olinger

    January 23, 2012 at 3:47 pm

  2. The flowing lines of soapstone offer beauty and something more than what is on the surface of a sculpture. Your poem captures this inner / outer dynamic of grace and balance.

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    Carol Steel

    January 23, 2012 at 8:37 am


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