BY DAN DAVIDSON

Who visits the neighbours

at five a.m., exciting

the watchers in the lane?

They pass the word from

house to house,

so quickly as to be almost

simultaneous,

yet slowly enough to be

a round,

fading now in the morning twilight,

dissolving into

my dog-eared dreams.

After 32 years teaching in rural Yukon schools, Dan Davidson retired from that profession but continues writing about life in Dawson City.