Sunday, December 30, 2012
THEY ALL COME COMMENTS
ABUNDANCE of RIVERS
Twenty one (21) rivers flow into James Bay, Canada. But there are six (6) major rivers. Three on each side of James Bay. Most of the rivers flow into James Bay from the south east or south west. The six marks of the "spruce-pine" may represent the six major rivers depicted as if the stanza maker was trying to draw what a high flying goose would see.
The stanza maker probably knew that a location named "spruce-pine" was similar to saying "anywhere and everywhere" but a location of many rivers with three major rivers coming in from the east and the west was a special place, which was located only at James Bay.
The Europeans tried to claim the land by naming the lakes, rivers, and mountains. Four (4) centuries after the French and then the English claimed the land, nine (9) of the rivers flowing into James Bay still have Lenape names.
The original stanza maker made a "T" cross with a head hanging away from the abundance of rivers. The head has no "hair do" which may imply that the original stanza maker was trying to show that there had been Christians in the land left behind but the people left behind were no longer Christians.