Lowenstein, "Ancient Land: Sacred Whale." New York,
empty sky: F.Spufford, I
May Be Some Time: Ice and the English Imagination. London,
wears a coat: D.
Merkur, Powers Which We Do Not Know: The Gods and Spirits of
the Inuit. Moscow, ID, 1991.
we know the
polar lobe: P.Z.
Myers, "Polar Lobes and Trefoil Embroys in the Precambrian."
the genius: E.W.
Hawkes, The Labrador Eskimo. New York, 1970. (Reprint.
I have seen
a beautiful woman: V.
Huidobro. From, "Packet Boat." In, Arctic Poems.
W. Witherup and S. Echeverria, translators. Santa Fe, NM, 1974.
hair has fallen out: "Hair
was considered a seat of magical power. Consequently it should
be handled with care. It was associated with the soul."
J. G. Oosten, The Symbolism of the Body in Inuit Culture. In, Visible
Religion Vol 1. 1982.
At night the
white bear: "Inuit
carvings feature Nanuq—the Great White Bear—as
an animal above all beings. Two-thousand-year-old ivory
carvings (as well as modern soapstone pieces) feature the polar
bear flying through the air as if it had supernatural powers." J.
Waterman, Arctic Crossing. New York, 2001.