The word starvation –
Has never existed in
The Tlingit language
Copyright by Minh Tan on listed dated of completion.
Notes to this poem…
In the abundance, but also harshness, of life in the Pacific Northwest, among other tribes that sometimes were at war, the Tlingit managed a lifestyle that never needed a term similar to starvation in their language to describe a situation in their lives. Now that’s admirable!
More on the Tlingit language.
These cruise poems were written on my first ever cruise between September 2nd and 9th, from Seward, Alaska to Vancouver, British Columbia. Most were written at night on my limited down time from family, in the dark of the Helideck at the front of the ship, often alone beneath the night skies of Alaska.
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