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“Am Going South, Amundsen”/An oil painting of a jaguar eating an emperor penguin/is the start of a daydream in the Royal Society library./Nineteen ponies wedged in narrow wooden stallssail south; they will soon go blind from miles of radiant snow,/lap at volcanic ash for a last smack of salt, be shotand fed to dogs. /For now they sway this way, sway that. /

-From What Endures and What Does Not? Jynne Dilling Martin, Antartica Artist in Residence. Find the whole poem by clicking here. 

 

 

 

 

http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/science/2014/01/antarctica_artist_in_residence_jynne_dilling_martin_s_poems.html