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The Snow Leopard

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In the Metro Toronto Zoo

He pads on grassy banks behind a fence,
with measured paces slow and tense.

Beyond his cage his thoughts are sharp and white;
he lives a compelled anchorite.

A solid ghost gone blind with all the green,
he waits and waits to be unseen.

-For Paul Strong

Source: Poetry

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This poem originally appeared in the August 2000 issue of Poetry magazine

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