A world of small things

expanse of rock
glacial and basic

delicate berries
and hued blooms
grasses – blue, fescue, and cotton. . .

holes in ice
(lost at sea)
tiny hopes of one
ringed by rime
   quick time
   breath short
but darker holes
in purest white
now covered creep closer

and feed the future
of nanuq generations
still tiny, womb-bound
waiting to become
something great
in a world of small things.

Written while visiting our daughter living in Iqaluit.


  • Curt Gesch and his wife lead the singing via Zoom for a combined service of small United Church congregations in central B.C. each Sunday morning. In the afternoon, they lead a Friends and Family Zoom worship from their home. If you'd like to join that service, please write Curt at moc.liamg@36hcsegc.

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