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Inukshuk Folklore: 'Fingernail Moon' metaphor (31) RE: Lyr Req: Origin of 'Fingernail Moon' Metaphor 11 Feb 01


Toronto Poet Julie McNeil puts a rather different slant on finger nail moons.

"Four crescent moons
in the sky of my palm.
...
I have bled four thin ribbons
...
Now I wear four white scars
and whenever I open my hand
..."
It comes from clenching ones fist too tightly.


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