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


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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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LOved it;))) Hope to move to Canada soon for work;)))

Posted 4 Years Ago


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kublakhan27

4 Years Ago

Thanks very much :) it's a fun place to be ;)
The shield is strong but vulnerable all the same.

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kublakhan27

4 Years Ago

Very true...nothing is impervious to time, and that was one of the messages I was hoping to get acro.. read more
Khan, I consider this one of your most coherent constructions to date. The reader's notes, while adequate, do not provide insight into the inspiration and that is a void that stands in stark contrast to this pleasing edifice. Rather like a weed-strewn lot with plots for tenting standing beside a well-kept Victorian B&B. However, it does little to detract from the ingenious counterpoint of historical insight and personal commentary on these complimentary societies so compelled by their origins that they may appear to some as a form of root-bound potted plant. I encourage you, whole wholeheartedly, to pursue similar journeys with such vision and alacrity.

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kublakhan27

4 Years Ago

Glad you enjoyed it my friend...I didn't want to weigh the thing down with too much historical conte.. read more
great words and imagery vivid

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kublakhan27

4 Years Ago

Thank you my friend.
So happy to see new works from you...I just love your poetic voice. This was great in terms of imagery, and the concept of the Canadian Sheild was an interesting one to explore. The world is an amazing place, filled to the brim with exciting, unimaginable things that just boggle the mind. It is a wonder that we, as humans, are even able to walk on the surface of such an extraordinary plane. Well written...completley enjoyed this one.

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kublakhan27

4 Years Ago

Thanks so much Sarah...I've said it before, but to get props from a poet of your caliber is humbling.. read more
Steve, what a cool piece! The way you described the rocks and the river (heir~splitting!!) and the people in poetry was awesome. Very descriptive. I liked the frosted colors and diamonds woven here. Nice, man! Angi~

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kublakhan27

4 Years Ago

Thanks so much Angi...it's funny that we both seemed to be writing historical pieces at the same tim.. read more
This is a fascinating piece - you wove this history with great imagery.

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

Good metaphor here

superpower-wannabe provinces
with a perpetuity of tug-of-war played
tongue-tied in Babelized rhetoric

Love these last lines - "Babelized rhetoric" - well put!


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kublakhan27

4 Years Ago

Thank you Rita, so glad you enjoyed it...it took me a couple of days to make sure I had all the fact.. read more
Great dedication to the Shield! Describes it very well :)

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kublakhan27

4 Years Ago

Thank you Luke, really glad that you liked this one :)
Luke L

4 Years Ago

no worries man, great piece. Even though I'm not much into patriotism, I am drawn to things Canadian
kublakhan27

4 Years Ago

Yeah a lot of my friends on here have written about their home countries so I decided to make a cont.. read more

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Tags: canada, history, shield, geography, quebec, ontario, arctic, st. lawrence

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Nova Scotia, Canada



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