Once upon a land, the sun dawns bright day
over rolling valleys of green, forests
of Douglas fir, spruce, pine, aspen, balsam
blanket fields and mountains carved by glaciers
Once upon a land, sky is never ending
over long shadows of fir, larch, pine trees
wild creatures graze and roam, untamed but for
wind roaring the birth cries, chanting dead songs
Once upon a land, the full pearled moon
shimmers over the alpine lake, milk-blue sheen
We will stay here, bedding, forging new paths
We will die here, marking our scents & tales
Bison herd was reintroduced in Alberta, Canada in Feb. 1, 2018. Since then Banff's bison herd has been growing, thriving as it explores new range, Parks Canada says. All 10 expectant mothers successfully gave birth in Banff’s backcountry; bring the total number to 34. Source.
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