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Blessing by the River
By Cari Jamieson
Genre: Poetry Level: Elementary 4-6
Year: 2000 Category: Margaret Mielke Memorial Poetry Award

Near the banks of North Eagle
Dawn shimmers across the icy
A red fox scurries over the
Pausing to gaze at me for a
That seems like a year.

Its sharp expression softened
As I put down my notepad
Holding out my hand.
It comes to me, as cautious
as a deer on a hunting ground.

I smooth down its fire red fur
Tuning it from a wary beast
to a cunning pet.

When the trance was over
It turned away.

About the Author: Cari Jamieson attends Ravenwood Elementary School in Anchorage, AK.

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