Winter’s going, here comes spring,
Grizzly bear sits pondering:
Back to sleep or time to wake?
What an awful choice to make!
To leave the cave? explore the wood?
There might be berries. Could be good.
And is the honey nice and sticky?
That is the question. Oh how tricky!
from In the Land of the Giants (Salt, 2012), © George Szirtes 2012, used by permission of the author