Bear Seasons


Bear by Susan Seddon Boulet

Posted for Poets United Poetry Pantry


Bear Seasons

Bear sleeps through winter
dreaming of questions
only summer may answer.
All those answers
she feeds on in full
summer light:

fresh berries in brambles;
moist slugs under
overturned stones;
sweet honey hanging in combs

will nurture the questions
of next winter’s night.

Elizabeth Crawford

*The bear is a symbol for Introspection

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11 Responses to Bear Seasons

  1. wyndolynne says:

    Love this! It was like a dance rendered in words.


  2. I love way she lives for the summer preparing for winter… such a great existence (and my name means bear so it’s perfect)


  3. How i love that she is dreaming of questions only summer may answer. Wonderful!


  4. sanaarizvi says:

    This is absolutely lovely! ❤️ I love the idea of “questions only summer may answer.” 🙂


  5. Mary says:

    I love the way this poem goes full circle with its questions!


  6. i wonder what bears dream about all winter…bkm


  7. oldegg says:

    Can you imagine how hungry they are when they awake? Best not to say Hi! at that time.


  8. thotpurge says:

    questions only summer may answer… I like that!


  9. J Cosmo Newbery says:

    Really enjoyed this; especially dreaming of questions only summer may answer.


  10. annell4 says:

    I love your bear dreams!!


  11. Beautiful image and beautiful poem.


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