Igloolik – a poem by Lis Goodwin

This is a slightly nonsense-style poem I wrote, but it’s fun and teaches youngsters some interesting facts at the same time – double win!




The people of Igloolik¹

are having none of it,

resistant are they to our pleas.


The people of Igloolik

are stuck to their homes!²

Their tongues, they cannot be freed!


The people of Igloolik

would not hear our cries,

“Thun-u-thut” they shouted, whilst stuck.


The people of Igloolik

are proud of their ways –

proud citizens, they are, of Nunavut!³


By Lis Goodwin © 2015 All right’s reserved


¹Igloolik is a real place! You can read about it here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Igloolik

²Igloos are a type of traditional house built of firm snow blocks, and used by northern native peoples, although not today. It you were to lick something that frozen you could actually get stuck! So don’t try licking an igloo! Modern Inuit peoples still call their homes igloos, even if they are not made of snow. Read about igloos here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Igloo

³Nunavut is one of the territories of Canada. Territories are like states, or as we would say in the UK, counties. You can read about Nunavut here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nunavut

I hope you enjoyed it!

Best wishes

Lis Goodwin, your voice coach

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