Bear. There's a bear in the trees.
Bear. There's a bear, big and bare
with yellow teeth
and tearing claws underneath.
Bear. There's a bear over there!
There, a bear over there,
brown as the bark,
grizzled as the leaves.
The long horns with their pride,
the falcons with their eyes,
the meek of doe and caw of crow,
the wolf and antlered flee.
There's a bear over there,
a bear over there!
And all the creatures know
the beast with jaws spread wide,
it stalks and walks alone
gulping flesh and grinding bone.
A mighty grizzled bear among the trees
with the wrath of ten strong men!
A bear over there,
the brave find their grave.
Who face it, none dare.