Bruin sniffing, tasting night-air.
Seeking, seeking, never speaking.
Loping through the forest hunting –
Bear feet stepping over old ground.
Stalking, stalking, onward walking.
Fording rivers, climbing hillocks,
Bear eyes looking further, out wide.
Sighting, sighting, quickly lighting.
From the hills they look afar
Bear claws – daggers danger scorning.
Tearing, tearing, grimly daring.
Rip and crush and break and tear –
Foes take warning.