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Alaska's Small Wonders
Grizzly bears, grubstakes and gold mines,
Sourdough biscuits and stars;
Rosehips and rhubarb and raspberry jam,
Painstakingly poured into jars.

Jay birds (those grey birds) and ptarmigan,
Spruce hens, spruce needles and sand;
Entwined, interwoven and blended,
Together, one name; The Great Land!

Bluebells and old birch bark baskets,
Log cabins and lupine and loons;
A few of Alaska’s small wonders,
The names given some of her tunes.

Moose meat and alder smoked salmon,
With blueberry pie, in the sky;
50 below in the winter,
While mopping the brow in July.

These are the things to remember,
Small? Oh, but such a large part;
Just a few of Alaska’s small wonders,
Yet so dear to the sourdough’s heart!

By Metaphor

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