Pass by Blue Stone Well in sun's first day in March
where the fox roams upon paw and tries advance
.....to the whitewashed fence. Rank
red fox smell for the setter.
Blind rattles in the dry
bush. Brown-leaf. Clearwater
.....in the runnels.
1st day of Spring March 21st advance
Introduction of animals to the West
.....Pasture today begins. By
the low water
.....a buckbean shoot
shining in the mud.
.....Bless the weather
.....dung. The Spring
.....The yellow loosestrife yet
TC: Pass By Blue Stone, from Poetry Vol. 105, No. 2 (November 1964)
Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes), male, Horsefly Peninsula, Quesnel Lake, British Columbia: photo by Alan D. Wilson, 2006
Yellow Loosestrife (Lysimachia vulgaris), found in prairie along flood plain by the South Saskatchewan River: photo by SriMesh, 1 August 2008