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Bear-faced | by Lynn Morag
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Bear-faced

"I tried to think a lonelier Thing

Than any I had seen—

Some Polar Expiation—An Omen in the Bone

Of Death's tremendous nearness—

 

I probed Retrieverless things

My Duplicate—to borrow—

A Haggard Comfort springs

 

From the belief that Somewhere—

Within the Clutch of Thought—

There dwells one other Creature

Of Heavenly Love—forgot—

 

I plucked at our Partition

As One should pry the Walls—

Between Himself—and Horror's Twin—

Within Opposing Cells—

 

I almost strove to clasp his Hand,

Such Luxury—it grew—

That as Myself—could pity Him—

Perhaps he—pitied me— "

 

~ Emily Dickinson, 1830-1886 ~

 

This polar bear is the only one in Scotland. Keepers at Edinburgh Zoo are concerned for her mental health and plan to build a new, larger enclosure and find some mates to share with her. She is the mother of the cute little cub who featured in the Fox's Glacier Mints adverts!

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Taken on September 5, 2005