Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Bear haiku challenge! -Prizes!

These beautiful bears greeted us as we travelled down the Atlin Road last week. To paraphrase my fellow blogger Rob-Bear, if elves can have haiku, then why not bears?

Here is my challenge to you: craft a bear haiku, and post it in the comments. Other styles of bear poetry are welcome, too. No rush-- I'll leave the challenge open until July 1.
I'll compile all the bear poetry and send a small bear-gift to two participants: a randomly drawn name, and the author of my very favourite bear poem (the latter being completely subject to my personal taste, and the skill with which you have evoked the bear's spirit for me).
Enjoy!

14 comments:

Meandering Michael said...

Bountiful berries
We all grow in summer fields
Nom nom nom nom nom!

Woman in a Window said...

Just got back from a ride in the old truck with my kids along country roads. We were bear looking but had no luck. Certainly nothing of this sort. They are magnificent. As to bear poetry...we'll see.

xo
erin

Leonie Lemphers said...

The bears are beautiful. I encountered a black bear on the Atlin road... but it was no where as big. As to the challenge. I wish I could, but I'm not much of a poet :) Best of luck to others though...

RachelW said...

Michael, :-)

Erin, I know you have bear poetry in you. I hope you'll share it here. ;-)

Leonie, we saw a black bear on the way to Atlin too, but the photo I took of him is nowhere near as impressive is the ones I took of the grizzlies. It was basically his bum disappearing into the woods. The bears sure are beautiful!

Leonie Lemphers said...

Yes they are. I ran into someone yesterday who took a pic of a brown black bear and three cubs (2 brown, 1 black) near Roberston Subdivision. Seems like the time to see them is at dusk.

btw... I'm glad you made the connection as until you posted about our sons awards I hadn't :)

RachelW said...

I love seeing bears! We have seen so many this year already. We're headed down the Cassiar shortly, so we may see more. I'll definitely have my camera handy!

It truly is a small town; I love the way our lives all intersect, so I tend to pay attention to names and details. :-) Your boys are sweet. Your youngest has such an infectious smile! He was in kindergarten with my daughter, so I expect they will be in the same class next year.

Rob-bear said...

Bear likes challenges,
but eating's more important,
spring, summer, and fall.

jozien said...

I don't know if that went through, if you get two entries from me pick one.

Brevity and levity
says the bear lusciously
i caught a glimpse of it's black shiny fur

RachelW said...

Haha! Thanks, you two! :)

I'll be on the road for a bit; I'll check in whenever I can over the next little while, so please keep them coming!

utopianfragments said...

forever is gone


the bear was all alone
but the ice snippet
was lonely drifting

S.L. Corsua said...

As inspired by the two bears in the featured shot, and in the spirit and fun of captioning photos:


mother grizzly bear
begins her vegan diet
cub thinks: not again


cub hears salmon splash
mother grizzly stops mid-chew
thinking: sorry, grass

RachelW said...

Utopian fragments and S.L., these are great! Oh, I love the vegan diet one! :-)

Catvibe said...

Child of my heart
I teach The Way of the Land
Though boundaries tighten

RachelW said...

Cat, thanks so much for joining the fun! :-) I just got your print in the mail-- thanks so much-- it is absolutely lovely. I'll be frame shopping shortly!