Warmth nudges the land
as the sun fills the sky
at the end of a long Arctic winter.
Wild flowers bounce back
after each wide paw
steps on pristine tundra.
A black nose scans cold air
and restless ice floes groan
above the sound of constant wind.
Under an endless northern sun,
white fur seeks an Arctic chill
in the open waters of Baffin Bay.
© by Harvey Jenkins.
Used with the author’s permission.