2007-03-26

973. The Catch

An Eskimo waits
at the side of the road...
Caribou hooves.

13 comments:

Masago said...

An Eskimo waits
at the side of the road...
Caribou hooves.

Link with 972: Aboriginal.

[I worked in Yellowknife a number of years back. One morning I went out for breakfast and on my way to the restaurant I walked past a Eskimo at the side of one of the streets. At his feet were some Caribou hooves that were tied together. He was standing there as if waiting for someone to pick him up. I inquired with the locals later and found that such a sight was not an uncommon occurrence in the town.]

Aurora Antonovic said...

I like this one, too. Great visual.

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

Interesting place :)

Dana-Maria Onica said...

The man's road begins, the Caribou's road is finished.
I like your poem very much. There are many stories inside.
...as if the Caribou's hoof would be a talisman...

Thank you for sharing.

Pamela said...

now I'm curious about the hooves

John McDonald said...

enjoyed
john

Pat Paulk said...

What do they use the hooves for?

polona said...

interesting... conjures up mystery and adventure :)

floots said...

great sense of sound - and silence

Kathleen Marie said...

Wonderful! I invite you to post at The Open Window on Saturdays.
http://theopenwindow1.blogspot.com/

Masago said...

Aurora: Thanks.

Andrew: :-) The wild frontier.

Dana-Maria: Thank you. I think there might have been an aspect a "trophy" involved with this.

Pamela: It was more that the actual hooves...it was about the first 12-24 inches of its legs.

John: Thanks.

Pat: I'm not sure, probably to make soup later. :-)

Polona: Yes, it was a bit of a mystery and that place was a frontier (still is).

Floots: Thanks.

Kathleen: Thank you.

get zapped said...

I really like how this incorporates the senses. Powerful!

Masago said...

GZ: Thanks!