“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.