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Friday, February 29, 2008

Poetry Friday DANCE

The Poetry word is DANCE. Thanks, Mona. This is a picture of an inukshuk I built on the shore of a river in my favourite summer vacation spots - our log cabins.







Look To My Inukshuk


i
prefer
a
familiar
road
but
sometimes
I wander and lose the road
or the road loses me
and i am so lost
trying to find my way home
looking for the arms
of an Inukshuk
(my inner Inuit folklore spirit)
to point the way
guiding signposts
small but pivotal
effecting the change i need
to bring me back to where I should be
is this the old road from which I strayed
or a new one?
I know not-
but when I sadly sense
that I am merely watching
from the periphery
everyone else dance their life's steps
I hope that an inukshuk
beckons me into the centre
of The Circle to share
my own Dance and perhaps
even join one of theirs ....


for awhile

***Blogger wouldn't let me separate the words to look like the legs at the bottom of this shape poem but you get the idea!
















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15 Comments:

Blogger Bobbie said...

The logo for the 2010 games in Vancouver is the Inukshuk.

Have a good weekend!

Friday, February 29, 2008

 
Blogger storyteller said...

Well done! Sometimes Blogger is sooooo frustrating isn't it. I love the poem ... the photo ... and the concept with the theme!
Hugs and blessings,

Friday, February 29, 2008

 
Blogger Beverly said...

That is an interesting structure and a wonderful poem.

Friday, February 29, 2008

 
Blogger Clowncar said...

A sweet poem. I like the idea of the bottom of the poem being in the shape of legs. I would have liked to have seen that!

Friday, February 29, 2008

 
Anonymous colleen said...

I never knew that's what they were called: Inukshuk

Dance on!

Friday, February 29, 2008

 
Blogger Absolute Vanilla (& Atyllah) said...

I love the mysticism and magic inherent in this poem, MOI - beautifully done!

Saturday, March 01, 2008

 
Blogger Pauline said...

your visual poems never fail to impress me

Saturday, March 01, 2008

 
Blogger Absolute Vanilla (& Atyllah) said...

MOI, further to the post on my blog about the gate, why not write something about on your blog, if you like - if you do, let me know, and I'll do a link from my blog to yours.

Saturday, March 01, 2008

 
Blogger Akelamalu said...

I hate it when blogger won't let you do what you want to do! :(

Love the poem and the photo.

Saturday, March 01, 2008

 
Blogger Lynette said...

Bravo MOI, I love this weeks poetry and photo!! I wonder if you could separate the legs with just .... I don't know it that would work though.

Saturday, March 01, 2008

 
Blogger GrizzBabe said...

Another great poem! And I love the idea of an Inukshuk.

Sunday, March 02, 2008

 
Blogger Mother of Invention said...

Thanks, all! I would so have loved to figure out how to print it with the legs!
I love the inukshuk and have 2 necklaces and earrings with them on it. As Bobby said, it is the logo for the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, BC Canada so you'll be seeing a lot of them in the next few years.

Sunday, March 02, 2008

 
Blogger Mona Buonanotte said...

Ooh, I love inukshuks! I love "or the road loses me" in the poem, so much to say there!

Sunday, March 02, 2008

 
Blogger Princess Haiku said...

Just wonderful. The gate is so beckoning.. It opens into that special inner world.

Monday, March 03, 2008

 
Anonymous Coll said...

This is truly lovely.

Thursday, March 06, 2008

 

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