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eight days – antler

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During my trip to Ontario, we spent lots of time, on cold days, enjoying the wood stove. 

On the hearth was a deer antler, found on a walk in the woods.  Usually they are hard to find since the mice chew them to nothing very quickly. 

I was drawn to the antler because of its resemblance to a bony hand.





ivory hand, posed

for incantation, shadows in unexpected places

relic of a woodland walk, artefact

enchanted, deer rub

cedar bark to summon

mist, acknowledge the passage

of days, manifest between


and the gnawing of mice



© Jane Tims 2012


Written by jane tims

February 1, 2012 at 6:33 am

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