WINTER IS GONE

WHEN I SEE A SWAN

I KNOW WINTER IS GONE.

WHEN I HEAR A ROBIN SING

I KNOW ITS FINALLY SPRING.

WE WILL HEAR THE BIRDS

AND SEE THE CARIBOU HERDS.

AND WE KNOW WE WILL SURVIVE

WHEN THE CARIBOU ARRIVE.

THE WEATHER WILL GET WARMER

AND THE SNOW WILL TURN TO WATER.

THE CREEKS AN’ RIVERS WILL FLOW

AND BERRIES WILL GROW.

THE LAND WILL TURN GREEN

AND THE WATER IS SO CLEAN.

THERE’S 24 HOURS OF DAYLIGHT

AND WE DON’T SEE NIGHT.

MOTHERS WILL GIVE BIRTH

ON OUR MOTHER EARTH.

IT’S GREAT TO SEE THE EAGLE

AND AWESOME TO HEAR THE SEAGULL.

WE SEE ANIMALS ON ALL FOURS

AND WE ALL PLAY OUTDOORS.

WHEN I SEE A BABY SQUIRREL

I KNOW GOD MADE A WONDERFUL WORLD.

Allan Benjamin is a cartoonist from Old Crow, Yukon.