Friday, February 10, 2006

Bonus poetry

Someone apparently said a Canadian knows how to make love in a canoe. That is one of those things people say. But consider: birchbark is pliant but rough; canvas and cedar ridged like a rack; Grumman aluminum searing; Kevlar abrasive; ABS like a half-filled waterbed yielding in all the wrong places. And what about thwarts; what about the inverse ratio between passionate vigour and the chance of not tipping; what about bugs, loons with X-ray eyes? A Canadian is someone, the victim of generalizations, who knows enough about canoes to make love on the shore.

-- John Moss

excerpt from Meta Incognita (found in Field Notes of a Canadian in Ireland)

This was partially inspired by this post.

2 comments:

supermom said...

Thanks so much for that answer?!?!
The Princess loved the map and now we ALL GET IT!!!

Thanks for visiting and giving us that great link!!!

jo(e) said...

Well, now I have a goal for the summer: to have sex in a canoe. And then blog about it.