Northern Stories

Northern Stories - Cover

Northern Stories - Cover

ISBN 978-0-9735133-2-5

These are stories and poems about Sandy Cameron’s adventures prospecting in Canada’s North. They tell of encountering a grizzly in a hot mountain pass: “no voice to call / no legs to run / no me to move”, and the pure delight of running down a mountain slope: “Rock river rumbling / rock walker ride”.

Central to the stories is a deep sense of the beauty of nature: “almost pulled out of my boots / by the sky / and the beckoning mountains”, and a feeling of relationship among the smallest and largest the we perceive: “Silence united us with the sleeping mouse and the distant stars.”

And subtly, Sandy hints that we need a more just society: “We don’t live up to the beauty of our land.”

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