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’.





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


©  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


    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.


    Carol Steel

    January 23, 2012 at 8:37 am

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