About me and this blog
I was born on a native reserve in Ontario, grew up on the west coast of Vancouver Island (as far west as you can go without running out of Canada), came of age in Mexico City. Between times, I lived in the Fraser Valley, Texas, Seattle, Oklahoma, Bella Coola, on the BC north coast, and the Fraser River Delta, just south of Vancouver. For now, I'm "settled" in Campbell River, on Vancouver Island.
I have a boatload of stories to tell. These are some of them.
Thursday, April 1, 2010
Listen up, Oso Bear!
What's this I'm hearing,
What Erik tells me - is it true?
Is this something bears should do?
Is your mother proud of you,
You've been nibbling - did you dare?
Chocolate candies in your lair.
Easter eggs that Mommy hid,
Chocolate bunnies for a kid,
You've been biting - Yes, you did!
Good bears eat berries,
From the forest,
Blackberries with purple juice,
Strawberries, or you can choose
Thimble, huckle, logan, goose,
Your big cousin, grizzly bear,
Flips a salmon in the air,
Shimmery trout from quiet pools,
Oolichan that swim in schools.
Bears eat fish, if they aren't fools,
What's that you tell me,
Don't like seafood,
But chocolate eggs are just no good-
For bears, that is; I think you should
Try ants or termites. Sure you could,
Have you tried honey,
Bears love honey,
Sweet and fragrant, gooey; plus,
Eat it all; no-one will fuss.
Just leave the Easter eggs for us,