CANADIAN SHIELD

CANADIAN SHIELD

A Poem by kublakhan27
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Quintessential pestle of nature
and slave to the spite
of its stone puppet hands
A volcano fashioned in their own image
obscured by their evolutionary grudge
A Precambrian craft not allowed to budge
only bleed

Icy fashion from an Arctic adolescence
shredded by adulterated histories
into tasseled arteries
of teal and metallic turquoise

A frost diamond network
of obsidian avenues shriveled
into ant farm novelty
Down came the fist of geology
from bored nature
on hospitable potential

Compromise immigrated down
to the reaches of an heir-splitting river

Funneled disembodiment
honoured by a pair of
superpower-wannabe provinces
with a perpetuity of tug-of-war played
tongue-tied in Babelized rhetoric

© 2013 kublakhan27



Author's Note

kublakhan27
Canadian Shield: The extensive region making up much of northern and central Canada underlain by Precambrian rocks that have been eroded to produce a low shield-like profile. - Dictionary.com

St.Lawrence River: "...connects the Great Lakes with the Atlantic Ocean. It traverses the Canadian provinces of Quebec and Ontario...." - Wiki Answers

Quebec and Ontario: the two most-populated and politically-influential provinces in the country...the former is predominantly French, the latter is predominantly English...you get the idea.

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"...heir-splitting..." Why are you so clever? All I really know about Canada is what I learned from a Loverboy album ;-) (oh s**t, not THIS again xD) Seriously, though...I know that northern bit of Canada is a lot like Alaska so I get that aspect of the piece...the political mishigas going on with Quebec (those b******s *laugh*) and Ontario is a bit above my pay grade. I used to summer on the St. Lawrence (1,000 Islands) Holy cats that sounds pretentious...

I am about to start gushing so I'll hit submit before Frieda scolds us ;-) I know you know how I feel about your work. And this is no exception. Incredibly well done, pet. xoxoxoxo


Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

KAOlmsted

4 Years Ago

Ah, Loverboy xoxo That is awesome. I youtube them every now and then and wonder...why in the HELL .. read more
kublakhan27

4 Years Ago

LOL And you don't think he was swooned over in his home country? ;D

Love and hugs as al.. read more
KAOlmsted

4 Years Ago

xoxoxoxoxoxo



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This is so great. It is so vivid. Immediately the rocks around where I grew up came to mind ...

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

kublakhan27

3 Years Ago

So glad I could conjure up those memories for you, thank you K.
This was interesting, I like that I can understand it even without your note :). It actually made me think. OY thinking haha :) nice work!

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

kublakhan27

4 Years Ago

Thanks again bud, I'm glad and a little relieved to hear that I was in fact able to relay the vision.. read more
quixotic_rose

4 Years Ago

i'm glad my words show their support!
"...heir-splitting..." Why are you so clever? All I really know about Canada is what I learned from a Loverboy album ;-) (oh s**t, not THIS again xD) Seriously, though...I know that northern bit of Canada is a lot like Alaska so I get that aspect of the piece...the political mishigas going on with Quebec (those b******s *laugh*) and Ontario is a bit above my pay grade. I used to summer on the St. Lawrence (1,000 Islands) Holy cats that sounds pretentious...

I am about to start gushing so I'll hit submit before Frieda scolds us ;-) I know you know how I feel about your work. And this is no exception. Incredibly well done, pet. xoxoxoxo


Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

KAOlmsted

4 Years Ago

Ah, Loverboy xoxo That is awesome. I youtube them every now and then and wonder...why in the HELL .. read more
kublakhan27

4 Years Ago

LOL And you don't think he was swooned over in his home country? ;D

Love and hugs as al.. read more
KAOlmsted

4 Years Ago

xoxoxoxoxoxo
"Quintessential pestle of nature
and slave to the spite
of its stone puppet hands"
This drew me in. i love it

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

kublakhan27

4 Years Ago

Glad you liked it, thank you :)
You described Ottawa, now describe Washington D.C.

I jest, but you have the vocal prowess of Gord Downie, I think.

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

kublakhan27

4 Years Ago

Most Canadian writers would do a better job of describing the latter...one of the things that gets b.. read more
Kenneth The Poet

4 Years Ago

I would say that Downie has done an excellent job describing Canadian life. Thanks to him, I have le.. read more
kublakhan27

4 Years Ago

I agree wholeheartedly...I've seen them twice and their ability to rock out and educate at the same .. read more
Read with interest. Dont forget to conjunct for variable metric rythm in free verse-I humbly suggest.
Simplicity to say the complex too. ie Frost..
"The frost performs it's secret ministry" or R Frost..
" I've got promises to keep and miles to go before I sleep" I am always fascinated by how simplicity works?
Thank you for the poem..Roy..

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

kublakhan27

4 Years Ago

Thank you for reading and for the input Roy.
roy k austin

4 Years Ago

most welcome i'm sure
"Icy fashion from an Arctic adolescence
shredded by adulterated histories
into tasseled arteries
of teal and metallic turquoise"~ What an awesome imagery you have painted, Steve!
I've fallen in love with this vision... am awestruck indeed! I can see the cool metallic surface of the
Canadian Shield (region)...you've made this an epic vision. Imaginative write indeed!XX :)

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

kublakhan27

4 Years Ago

Thank you my sweet :) This was not an easy write cuz I had to factor in the historical facts and wri.. read more
I enjoyed this because it wasn't only poetic genius, but because I learned something about your beautiful Canadian land. Thank you for sharing a piece of your home with us:)

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

kublakhan27

4 Years Ago

Thank you Rebecca :) I've wanted to write something Canada-flavoured (note the "u" haha) for a while.. read more
Rebecca Buller

4 Years Ago

I did very much, and you're welcome:-)
You paint a fascinating picture of your land, Steve....as if, despite the inherent ambition of it`s inhabitants, the land itself dominates even the civilised. A very interesting piece I`ve read and reread, finding more each time. P.

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

kublakhan27

4 Years Ago

Thank you my friend, I'm glad that I was able fascinate you to that extent with this one...I've read.. read more
some very interesting images here! the volcano "A Precambrian craft not allowed to budge
only bleed" is such a different perspective and very thought provoking. this whole thing was beautiful descriptive writing. i wish geography books were written like this :P

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

kublakhan27

4 Years Ago

Thanks so much Dana, you humble me with the extent of your kind words :)

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Nova Scotia, Canada



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