Where’s Ook Pik?

Where’s Ook Pik?

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Let’s go down to the beach and take a look.

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There are miles of beach, and more miles of pondshore to look around.

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There’s goose….

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There’s sparrow.

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And there’s a pair of sitting swans.

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Ook Pik.

Where’s Ook Pik?

There!

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There!

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There!

Is that you, sitting at the edge of the pond, looking at us?

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Yes.

There you are.

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Ook Pik.

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Ook Pik is the Inuit word for the bird we call the Snowy Owl.

http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/snowy_owl/lifehistory

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Resting at the shore.

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We’re looking at you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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You’re looking at us.

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The late great Frankie Rogers wrote a sweet waltz named the “Ook Pik Waltz”.

Many fiddlers have this tune in their repertoire, and it’s worth a listen.

 

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Good to see you, Ook Pik.

 

 

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One response to “Where’s Ook Pik?

  1. Never knew if “Ook Pik” referred to Person, Place, or Thing. Now I know it’s quite a beautiful thing, indeed.

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