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  • The great sea / frees me, moves me, / as a strong river carries a weed. / Earth and her strong winds / move me, take me away, / and my soul is swept up in joy.

    • Uvavnuk,
    • in Knud Rasmussen, Report of the Fifth Thule Expedition ()

Uvavnuk, Iglulik Inuit shaman, oral poet

(19th cent.)