Avane’ – Caribou Eskimo Man, Barren Grounds

Eskimo Poems from Canada and Greenland. Translated by Tom Lowenstein: From material originally collected (English and Danish Edition) (Hardcover)

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“Impatient and excited, I watch for reindeer in the hills

Do I hunt in vain, because I’m old and slower than I was?

I, who once shot arrows standing upright, without having to take aim, and a broad-antlered reindeer bull would tumble down the hillside with it’s muzzle deep in the clay.”

From Eskimo Poems from Canada and Greenland. Translated by Tom Lowenstein. Originally Collected by Knud Rasmussen.

 

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