McLaren, Floris Clark. “Glimpse.” Canadian Poetry Magazine 1.1 (1936): 23.

This poem has a suggestion of the magical imagery of Kenneth Leslie’s By Stubborn Stars


Against the blue of spruce, and the gray
Of bare-boughed poplar, suddenly
As though a snowdrift burst in scattering fragments,
Ptarmigan rise with heavy whir of wings,
Show for a moment clear among the branches,
Then disappear,
White lost on white again.