Bears

Spirit Bear by  conwest_john on Flickr.

Spirit Bear by conwest_john on Flickr.

 

Bears are divided into brown and white, also paws, head and trunk. They have nice snouts and small eyes. They like greediness very much. They don’t want to go to school, but sleeping in the forest — that, yes, very much. When they don’t have any honey, they clutch their heads in their hands and are so sad, so sad, that I don’t know. Children who love Winnie-the-Pooh would give them anything, but a hunter walks in the forest and aims with his rifle between that pair of small eyes.

Bears, from Zbigniew Herbert’s Elegy for the Departure.

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