Great Land

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.

 

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