a mari usque ad mare

June 17, 2011

this is a land far to the north
alive on the lips of children’s playgrounds where
the beer flows like rivers, folks chase black rubber on ice,
and all the men are sexy, hairy, lumberjack-looking dudes.

supposedly,
if they speak,
we can understand them.
but it’s a queer sounding english,
just different enough to make you tilt your head like a confused puppy.

the name of this land is spoken in hushed whispers,
a fairy tale place, an alternate universe,
an unsolved x-file.
canada.

somehow,
and i’m not sure how,
my clockwork crossed the border.
perhaps it was folded amongst other clothes,
or wrapped around native shoulders and walked across.
maybe someone sunk it down into epic shampoo bottle
or was smuggled over in that certain hidey hole.

like i said,
i don’t know the deets.
i probably don’t wanna know.

what i do know
is that somehow,
it made it across the border safely,
and landed in the hands of erica.
look how green canada is!
it must truly be a magical place,
a mari usque ad mare.

(i hear their chinese food is pretty good, too)

10 Responses to “a mari usque ad mare”

  1. Julia Says:

    Looks like it found a beautiful home!

  2. Kimberly Says:

    all the way from here, to…europe? i forget but i know it made it to australia and now canada! sheesh!. I hope your keeping track :)

  3. Heather Says:

    Dude. We’re Canada. We ROCK.

  4. Tamara Says:

    Like Heather said!

    So, what do we have to do to get you to cross into these mythical lands? ‘Tis aboot time, y’hoser!

  5. Juliet in Grand Rapids Says:

    I think I know how it made it across… over a monopoly bridge!

    Of course, it’s greener. It’s always greener on the other side…

    …and congrats on your newest fiber-y purchase… spin… spin… spin… sweetness!

  6. brooke Says:

    Hairy lumberjack men?? dude, just in case you did not know.. erica appears to be… gasp.. a girl… you know us, we are out there, in canada and in the usa and other places…. you can tell us apart from the hairy, lumberjacks. mostly because we are sotf and have some bangin’ curves.. so……kudos to you for finding a charming canadian woman who does not look anything like a hairy lumberjack…. let us know how the chinese food is??

  7. SpillyJane Says:

    I`d comment on your post but I have to go shoo the magical uni-polarbear sparkle-fairies away from my yarrow.

  8. Tara Says:

    Haha, you should visit sometime, it is green up here. Head west for a higher percentage of beards and plaid.

  9. Andrea Says:

    I think the person who looks the best wearing the clockwork should get to keep it at the end of it’s travels. Maybe do a surveymonkey perhaps?? :)

  10. misa Says:

    I’m trying to wrap my mind around how that shawl would go in a certain hidey hole. Erica looks lovely.


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