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More snow, more trees, more sky

Here are a couple of poems from Kim Stanley Robinson's Antarctica:

 

blue sky

white snow

 

white white

black

white white

 

And it's surprising, with so few words, how much of Whistler that *doesn't* capture (I thought the poems would come much closer). There are the mountains, of course, and the human runs through the place too: it's manicured; there's gravity; it's experiential. It's the last that matters, I think: the movement through it, the other people vs the individual focus. These are unlike Antarctica.

 

I'm trying to think what I would write, if I was writing like KSR. Maybe:

 

white white blue

i am here. gravity is here

/VV\^\_

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Taken on February 2, 2008