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Inukshuk- Symbol of the Canadian North

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Inukshuk- Symbol of the Canadian North

They stand tall like a monument, the wayfarer’s journey guide Rough stones shaped into human form, the meaning to unhide, Inuits first carefully piled these stones, the meaning becomes clear, Traditionally “you are on the right path” or “someone was here”. These unworked stones were used for survival and a method to communicate, Mountain passages or an open channel, the stone placement was your fate. A cache of food was near an Inukshuk without arms or one with anthers attached, For the lost hunter in the Arctic, their beckoning and comfort was unmatched. These rocks are used for navigation, the right direction to select, They can also signify a memorial, a quiet place of respect, Or mark where the spirits abide or where the fish can be found, Think- the amount of information provided, without uttering a sound. Winter 2010, in Vancouver, it became the official Olympic mascot, “In the likeness of a human” is the modern meaning, now it’s thought. I am no expert on these stones but driving northward, I keep a watchful look, And respect the stone monument there to welcome you, the Inuit Inukshuk Written July 30, 2011 For “Stoned Contest” Sponsor Catie Lindsey

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  1. Date: 8/30/2011 8:15:00 AM
    I am glad you reposted this one Lee. A winner in my book. Elaine

    Ramage Avatar Lee Ramage
    Date: 8/30/2011 10:06:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Elaine. Thought I went and cleaned up and started deleting old poems until I saw everytime I deleted something I lost points ...after all that hard work. So I went to repost and it thinks its new... can't win. that was stupid. Lee
  1. Date: 8/30/2011 12:36:00 AM
    Terrific write mate very intriguing these Inukshuk, some very deep meaning and some love coming forth helping feeding guiding wonderful monuments...good luck on contest and an amazing write...with love...old Jack

    Ramage Avatar Lee Ramage
    Date: 8/30/2011 12:37:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks so much, appreciate your comments. Lee
  1. Date: 8/30/2011 12:14:00 AM
    Good luck in the contest... a very interesting entry,..p.d.

    Ramage Avatar Lee Ramage
    Date: 8/30/2011 12:17:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    This is actually an old poem that I deleted and then reposted, but I lost all the other comments. I did not win, I think it was too boring! I accidently removed 4 poems of mine tonight then when I reposted it thinks they are new... so I mess up! but thanks Lee