Sunday, August 24, 2008

Art On Water

Out westward the surf washes across the Lord Luckies.
At Sitka the cathedral bells call out their prophecies.

Above these flames, above this crimson beach,
a shadow rises with the updraft: croanq, croanq, croanq -
the black sanctus rising into the morning sky.

- from Charles Lillard's Closing Down Kah Shakes Creek.

I was put in mind of Lillard when the justifiably proud Guujaw, up in Haida Gwaii, was kind enough to email these photos today of the launch of three new ocean-going canoes, yesterday, coinciding with the grand opening of the Haida Heritage Centre at Kaay Llnagaay (Sea Lion Town).



Blogger IceClass said...

What gorgeous looking canoes!
Thanks for sharing.

12:30 PM  

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