29.11. Scharffenbergbotnen petrels

dragon.jpgTwo ghosts in white wheel over white, through white 
Home to the brown cliff warmed by feeble summer 
Almost to freezing point. 
Far from food, three hundred kilometres from sea
Is it the black olivine that they worship?
Or does the valley of the ancient dragon
Guard them from harm?
Nests from the ice age cover the cliff,
Countless generations of petrels
Finding each-other in ecstasy, far, far
From easy drudgery.

-John

 Aslak keeping an eye on the dragon Photo: John Moore/FINNARP

Advertisements

0 Responses to “29.11. Scharffenbergbotnen petrels”



  1. Leave a Comment

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

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




ARCTIC CENTRE BLOGS AT WORDPRESS

JAN MAYEN ARCTIC EXPEDITION 2010 by Emilie Beaudon

KINNVIKA EXPEDITION by Emilie, Venkata, Michael and Sakari

ANTARCTIC EXPEDITION by John Moore and Aslak Grinsted


%d bloggers like this: