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.