Posted by: tlboehm | September 5, 2014

Thread the Polar Breeze

A frosted sun rides the western skies
Ice buckles in troubled seas
Death stalks the streets of Arviat
Scent threads the polar breeze

Furtive foxes skitter fences
Ground fouled human host
From Churchill up to Keewatin
The Laurentide glacial ghost

*Tuunbaq Nibipchabaa
Igitchivik anaq
Nanuq qiaruq nibiruq miqjiqtuq

All Hallow’s Eve the children play
Little lights tread snowpacked streets
Tuurngak whispers to the white king
Their flesh is soft the marrow sweet

Nanuk you abdicate your throne
Dance before a greater beast
Trade the cadence on the pack ice
Ones offal another ones feast

Black nose to ice you scavenge
Silent white against the pall
Nanuk now slave to a lesser god
Scattered ash we all will fall

TL Boehm
09/04/14

*Satan, he feeds him garbage pail feces. Nanuk cries, eats child

Last night I watched “Operation Maneater” on PBS – concerning Polar bears and the towns of Churchill Manitoba and Arviat Nunavet – on the Hudson Bay. When bears eat garbage instead of seals, humans and bears have a problem.

The language used is Inupiaq – not Inuit and is a very rough translation.

The Laurentide Ice sheet supposedly melted as the Hudson Bay was formed

Nanuq of course is the King Polar Bear.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Categories

%d bloggers like this: