Epiphany Season: ‘Courses Are Set’

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Photo by Heidi Thompson (Dec. 2015, Ft. Ross, California)

From the poem “1983” (in Lo & Behold: Household and Threshold on California’s North Coast) by California poet Joanne Kyger

Crossing the Pacific by observing the clues in sea bird behavior,
……the signals of wind drift and current set,
…………and knowing the many hundreds of chants
………………in which star navigation courses are set.

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