Sunday, July 19, 2015

Poetry Nook, Vol. 4, February 2014

Arctic Aria

(a tanka set)

on the tundra
a caribou river
surging past
my inukshuk arms
carrying the midnight sun

beluga ghosts
undulate beside our boat
sea canaries
and whalebone harps
singing the horizon

with my snow eyes
opening into
negative spaces between
the ptarmigan and polar bear

blue glacier
calving into the narrows
a bloodless birth
our letting go of progeny
that too soon drift away

lithesome spirit walker
above the taiga
rainbow ribbons in her hair

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