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A Winter’s Sleep
So much sleeping
in this place. Think of all
that lies beneath the snow, lake trout
below the ice, bears in their dens,
their warm snores drifting above
the tree tops that are sleeping, too,
high above your own long sleep.
Even raven, with so much
to say and do, closes his eyes,
tucks his beak under his wing
and sinks into the season’s
dream-rich dark where all
his stories start.
Poem and image from The Wild in You, © 2015, Lorna Crozier and Ian McAllister. Reproduced here with the kind permission of Lorna Crozier and Ian McAllister/Pacific Wild.
Published by Greystone Books. All Rights Reserved. pacificwild.org/thewildinyou
Ian McAllister with his photographs and Lorna Crozier with her poems hope to touch the wild in you. They want this book about The Great Bear Rainforest to inspire you to treasure and protect wolves, bears, salmon, whales, trees, in all their beauty, so that they will thrive alongside us on this earth.
from the book jacket
LORNA CROZIER, an Officer of the Order of Canada, has received many awards for her books of poetry, including the Governor General's Award. Her latest publications are The Book of Marvels: A Compendium of Everyday Things and The Wrong Cat. She lives on Vancouver Island with fellow writer Patrick Lane.
IAN MCALLISTER is a co-founder of the wildlife conservation organization Pacific Wild. He is the author of multiple award-winning books, including Great Bear Wild, and is a winner of the North American Nature Photography Association's Vision Award. He lives with his family in the heart of the Great Bear Rainforest.
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PHOTO CREDIT: ©Ian McAllister/Pacific Wild