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An Inuit's Longing For Home

Oh that I could speak with the Northern Lights, And commune with the Spirits therein. Or dance to the tunes of the Arctic wastes, Return to a life - sanguine. Oh that I might commune with Wolf and Bear, And hear of the tales they could tell! To share their life in the cold barren North Which Southerners think of as Hell! Oh to swim neath the ice of the Arctic seas, And fish with the leopard seal: To cavort with Orca the Killer Whale, On a hunt for his daily meal! Oh that I could bask in the Midnight Sun, With a Walrus taking its ease: Or soar with an Eagle through ice blue skies, On a flight to wherever it please! Oh that I could run with the Caribou, Or watch the Musk Oxen grazing. That stoically stand with backs to the storm, And show patience most amazing! Oh that I could play with Sea Otter pups, Or feast on the flesh of a clam. Or watch a litter of Arctic Fox cubs, Play close by their vigilant dam. Oh that I could see flocks of Geese and Ducks That feed on the lush Arctic grass. Or to quench my thirst from waters cold, That flow from an icy crevasse! Oh that I could return to that pristine land, Which my anguished heart calls home To the land where I was born and raised, That calls to wherever I roam! Oh ‘tis true, my travels of far and wide Have shown me worldly delights, But the Arctic is where I’d rather be, Under the glow of the Northern Lights! Rhymer.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2016




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Date: 4/25/2016 8:08:00 PM
Denis, hope to see a new one from you soon. SKAT
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Date: 4/24/2016 6:19:00 PM
Denis, Welcome to Poetry Soup. It will be a delight to read and become familiar with your poems in the future. As for now, I will greet you with the same smile others passed when I first joined the soup. Wishing you and your poetry the best. I hope you get to meet all the nice poets around here STARTING with me- SKAT :-) Please drop a hello and tell me a little about yourself if you wish. I would like to be your newest poetry soup "FRIEND" Hugs* SKAT
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Date: 4/24/2016 11:47:00 AM
Denis, Nice first entry. Welcome to poetry soup. Wish u a successful journey ahead........hugs
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Date: 4/24/2016 10:49:00 AM
Denis, Welcome to Poetry soup, I hope you enjoy the community. Here, you will find friendly poets who enjoy supporting one another. I myself, enjoy reading and commenting those who want to be read. The only time I give constructive criticism is when a poet desires it. However, if for some reason the poem is not my field I will guide you to someone who is more qualified than I. Stop by and read one of my poems if you like. My poems are not perfect, but I have a feeling you might like one. I encourage you to check out the contest page and read to receive comments. Tell me a little about your poetic skills if you like. It will be my pleasure to follow and read every poem you post from here on :) We are Lucky To Have you. Your New Poet Friend @-> LINDA <-@
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