Fire in the barns.
The Red River refuge.
Winter is locking blockings of icebergs.
Horse power drives the urgent swim
too late in the frozen night.
Utter chill of glacial concrete
seizes, holds, traps beyond last stirrings,
beyond final pleading.
warm fur headwear and ruggy coats appear.
for these knights of the deep snow.
(near Winnipeg, 1926).