Sunday, February 16, 2014

New Poem: "Qanisqineq"

"Qanisqineq" is the latest additional to my Snowetry collection.  "Qanisqineq" is the Inuit word for "fallen snow floating on water."  I find it fascinating that there is a single word for that.  As I contemplated the word, a mostly pastoral poem resulted, really five mini-poems, as each stanza turned out to be a 5-7-5 haiku.  One stanza waxes scientific as it comments on the state of chemical equilibrium between snow and water that must occur with qanisqineq.

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