Unveiled and Cold

I have found
Stomp dance
Old growth
Drowning roots
Was solid
New colors
Quivering fear
Lichen gone
Is tundra
Core muscles
And wicked
Warmed by
West Witch
Long burning
Hearth fire
Forest fire
Home fire
Heart’s fire
Setting sun
Melted illusion
Road cracked
Pathway swamped
Bridges falling
Home roofed
Under sky
Billboard dreams
All sinking
Steaming swamp
And mold
All old
Mistakes and pain
Frozen broken
Releases anew
Empty devoid
No nourishment
Harsh shadows
Flash over
Burned hope
The sparking
Glance of
Winter undone
Mist blown
What was
What was not
Buried again
Until spring
Teaching stories


Smokey The Bear Says:



Alaska Firenado film by Douglas Burts   –Barton Hollow by The Civil Wars
Douglas Burts of the Alaska Division of Forestry caught footage of a firenado forming in the Tetlin Juction Fire at about 1900 August 16, 2013. Spruce trees with the root wad can be seen flung through the air.
In summer 2015, fires charred tens of thousands of acres in California.
Modis Image from Aug 03, 2015 (Posted on Aug 04, 2015 3:29 PM)


Walrus Soon To Be On Edangered List

Ice gone, 35,000 walruses crowd on land. With floating ice sparse in the Chukchi Sea, an estimated 35,000 walruses were found crowded onto a beach near the Northwest Alaska village of Point Lay, according to federal biologists. To environmentalists, the exceptionally large gathering is a warning sign. Alaska Dispatch News, Alaska


The Walrus and The Carpenter

Lewis Carroll

(from Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There, 1872)

The sun was shining on the sea,
Shining with all his might:
He did his very best to make
The billows smooth and bright–
And this was odd, because it was
The middle of the night.

The moon was shining sulkily,
Because she thought the sun
Had got no business to be there
After the day was done–
“It’s very rude of him,” she said,
“To come and spoil the fun!”

The sea was wet as wet could be,
The sands were dry as dry.
You could not see a cloud, because
No cloud was in the sky:
No birds were flying overhead–
There were no birds to fly.

The Walrus and the Carpenter
Were walking close at hand;
They wept like anything to see
Such quantities of sand:
“If this were only cleared away,”
They said, “it would be grand!”

“If seven maids with seven mops
Swept it for half a year.
Do you suppose,” the Walrus said,
“That they could get it clear?”
“I doubt it,” said the Carpenter,
And shed a bitter tear.

“O Oysters, come and walk with us!”
The Walrus did beseech.
“A pleasant walk, a pleasant talk,
Along the briny beach:
We cannot do with more than four,
To give a hand to each.”

The eldest Oyster looked at him,
But never a word he said:
The eldest Oyster winked his eye,
And shook his heavy head–
Meaning to say he did not choose
To leave the oyster-bed.

But four young Oysters hurried up,
All eager for the treat:
Their coats were brushed, their faces washed,
Their shoes were clean and neat–
And this was odd, because, you know,
They hadn’t any feet.

Four other Oysters followed them,
And yet another four;
And thick and fast they came at last,
And more, and more, and more–
All hopping through the frothy waves,
And scrambling to the shore.

The Walrus and the Carpenter
Walked on a mile or so,
And then they rested on a rock
Conveniently low:
And all the little Oysters stood
And waited in a row.

“The time has come,” the Walrus said,
“To talk of many things:
Of shoes–and ships–and sealing-wax–
Of cabbages–and kings–
And why the sea is boiling hot–
And whether pigs have wings.”

“But wait a bit,” the Oysters cried,
“Before we have our chat;
For some of us are out of breath,
And all of us are fat!”
“No hurry!” said the Carpenter.
They thanked him much for that.

“A loaf of bread,” the Walrus said,
“Is what we chiefly need:
Pepper and vinegar besides
Are very good indeed–
Now if you’re ready, Oysters dear,
We can begin to feed.”

“But not on us!” the Oysters cried,
Turning a little blue.
“After such kindness, that would be
A dismal thing to do!”
“The night is fine,” the Walrus said.
“Do you admire the view?

“It was so kind of you to come!
And you are very nice!”
The Carpenter said nothing but
“Cut us another slice:
I wish you were not quite so deaf–
I’ve had to ask you twice!”

“It seems a shame,” the Walrus said,
“To play them such a trick,
After we’ve brought them out so far,
And made them trot so quick!”
The Carpenter said nothing but
“The butter’s spread too thick!”

“I weep for you,” the Walrus said:
“I deeply sympathize.”
With sobs and tears he sorted out
Those of the largest size,
Holding his pocket-handkerchief
Before his streaming eyes.

“O Oysters,” said the Carpenter,
“You’ve had a pleasant run!
Shall we be trotting home again?’
But answer came there none–
And this was scarcely odd, because
They’d eaten every one.




1. Égi Táltos &  Mohalepte

Égi Táltos –The Moon and the Nightspirit   Of Dreams Forgotten and Fables Untold

Égi Táltos  = Celestial Shaman

Mohalepte — The Moon and the Nightspirit

Mohalepte = Moss becoming or emerging or surprise as You  or  You becoming or emerging or surprise as Moss  or

MossBeing    MossyForestBeing


2.  Puita

With Trees –  Korpiklaani

Korpiklaani =  Forest/Wilderness Clan

Puita = With Trees


3. The Memory Of Trees

The Memory Of Trees — Enya


4.  Mänty Metsät

Pine Woods       – by Korpiklaani

Korpiklaani = Forest/Wilderness Clan

Mänty Metsät = Pine Woods


5..  Alaska Forest Firenado

Alaska Firenado film by  Douglas Burts   –Barton Hollow by The Civil Wars

Doubglas Burts of the Alaska Division of Forestry caught incredible footage of a ‘firenado’ forming from

a forestfire.  ‘Firenados’ are what they sound like, fire swirling clouds of smoke with tornado strength winds.


6.  Lysabild

Lysabild  —  Valvran

Lysabild =  Light Crabtree

Valvran =  described as originating from ravens who consume the bodies of the dead on the battlefield,  alternately, as wolf/raven hybrids

I træets øverste grene

Sad en pige så alene
Et ansigt sig spejlede i tællelampens skær
Borte var alle hun havde haft så kær
Og dødens vind den strejfede hendes kind


In the tree’s upper branches
Sat a girl so alone
A face is mirrored in counting the lamp inserts
Gone was all she had held so dear
And the wind of death roamed her cheek


I træets øverste grene sad en pige så alene
Men håbet det boede i hendes unge sind
Som lyset det flakkede i den røde aftenvind
Og livet kyssede hendes kind

Alene de andre er døde
Alene alle er døde
Alene resten er døde
Lys mit lys

3 mile derfra sad i sorg en ungersevend
Hand troede ej mere skulle få en ven
Modløs han stirrede mod aftenhimlen grå
I det fjerne et glimt ud i mørket han så

Han løb gennem stok han løb over sten, gennem moser og krat og forrev sine ben
Men ensom at være det ville han ej, og ran så af sted på den lange mørke vej
Han løb over mark og han løb gennem skov, alt imens pigen sad i træet og sov
Han løb gennem hegn og løb over krat, han stred sig igennem den mørkeste nat

Alene de andre er døde
Alene alle er døde
Alene resten er døde
Lys mit lys


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What’s a Muskox? Check out these pre-historic animals that roam in the far north

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Muskox (Ovibos moschatus) are native to Alaska though the entire Alaskan population was wiped out


as a result of hunting in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.  They were re-introduced to Alaska in the mid 1930’s from populations in Greenland. Their name is derived from the musky smell omitted by males to attract female breeding partners. Breeding generally takes place between July and October. Bull muskox stand 5′ tall at the shoulder and average 600-800lbs in weight while females stand 4′ at the shoulder and weigh in at 400-500lbs. Muskox are bovids and like common cattle have a chambered digestive system called a rumen.  When I was a boy I was told cows, for instance,  had a four chambered stomach but it works a bit differently than a human stomach.  The rumen essentially ferments the often carbohydrate rich and protein deficient vegetation consumed by muskox in order…

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