Poems for the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names
My first reading was arrested by the term “carinal” as the poet describes how “he tucks the instrument”
in his palm it disappears like a blade of grass
hands, carinal fingers, fluttering wings
Carinal = adjective for a a keel-shaped structure, mainly in biology, and in case you were wondering how this connects with flight: carina is “the ridge of a bird’s breastbone, to which the main flight muscles are attached.” So much pivots on the one word. And the poet’s careful observation.
And so for day 2812