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Poetry: Novelty

This Is A Camp Shamineau Agate

Formed in the ancient past
as deposits of water-carried silica
were laid down within a still more
ancient vesicular igneous rock.

Torn loose by the immense glaciers
that powerfully shaped the landscape
of the great north country during
the centuries that made Minnesota
the land of lakes.

First seen by human eyes in the
legendary one-hundred-foot glacial deposits
of the beautiful Lake Shamineau country.

Subjected to the erosive force of
a masterpiece of human creativity,
duplicating within weeks the effects
of hundreds of years in a rippling stream
or on a pounding shore.

Glued to a 20 cent fake gold key chain.

Ross Olson, Handcraft Director

Ross at Shamineau

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