An arctic fox boxed with a grizzly bear,
And a bald eagle, with long curved claws
And copper wings, fished wriggling salmon
From a wide, jade-colored river.
A sticky moose calf, five minutes old,
All legs, suckled greedily from its giant mother,
And plump ptarmigans, like children, slid
Down the smooth side of a snowdrift.
Once I saw a wolf across a lake, who,
Alone of these, looked back at me.