"Song On The Wind"

"Song On The Wind"

"The One Who Watches Over"

"The One Who Watches Over"

Author:
Ella Nasogaluak - Brown Eileen Marthiensen
ISBN:
9781770583122
Call Number: MAR
Rubicon Publishing Inc, 2012
"The One Who Watches Over" is the traditional Inuvialuit story of Kublualuk, a medicine man or shaman, who helps others with his ability to shape shift into different animals. In this story with a twist, Kublualuk meets Inupiak, a beautiful young woman he intends to marry. However, what happens when Kublualuk is faced with a difficult decision, relinquish his power to Inupiak or protect his people

"I Shall Wait and Wait"

A work by late Inuit writer Alootook Ipellie recently released in 2008 through Scholastic Press Canada www.scholastic.ca ISBN 978-1-55448-733-2

"I SHALL WAIT AND WAIT" by Alootook Ipellie
Illustrations by Anne Marie Bourgeois

"As I stand alone on the middle of the ice
The sky above gets darker by the minute
The seal has not yet come
It must be somewhere out there where I cannot see it
It must be playing in the water below the ice
Or searching for food as I am doing now
He has a life too, as I do
I came here to bring food to my family
So it is important I stay and wait
Wait until the seal comes up to the hole below me
A hole that is filled salted water. food is waiting there
My children are waiting for me too
Waiting to be fed from the seal that has not yet come
The long wait is worth every single length of time
Until the seal arrives to breathe for life
I shall push my spear down into the hole as hard as I can
And let the blood appear
Then I shall pull the seal out , smiling
With the wonderful feeling that food is on its way to my family
To my wife , to my children
They are still waiting for the moment
When fresh meat will touch their tongues and visit their tummies
When they can enjoy the taste of the seal
That hasn't made an appearance yet,
Through the hole below
I shall wait and wait until it comes"

Illustration for poem


Ottawa based Children's poetry author JC Solzenko's "Fat poems Tall poems Long poems Small" , released by Blue Poodle Books , (ISBN: 0-9685094-3-6)


"PENGUINS" by J.C Sulzenko

Looks like there's one! Oops there's another...
Oh My..The whole ice field's full In tuxedos -
like going to some fancy dress ball Or perhaps
these penguins play in an orchestra
And we cannot recognize their symphony