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Bearku from a bear for a you.

I hope you enjoy
these bearku I made for you.
I think they are nice.


I found a sharp rock.
It bit me inside my mouth.
Why did it do this?


The river has fish.
The grass has all the insects.
Where do I belong?


I do not eat snails.
They are simply too crunchy,
but slugs feel just fine.


Why am I a bear
when so many are not bears?
Can’t we all be bears?


Cold air finds a way
to let you know it is here.
Where is my hot air?


Human caves: pros, cons
Pros: quite warm, almost no deer
Cons: so much yelling


It is hard to trust
when even the sun and moon
can’t stay in one place.


Tress do not have names.
But I will call this one Ted.
Ted seems very nice.


Grass is in my fur.
How did it get stuck in there?
Now I am green-ish.


Bugs crawled in my mouth.
I did not choose to eat them,
but here we are now…


Of all the bear parts
that I have on my bear self,
my ears are the best.


No really: my ears.
Look at them, aren’t they so nice?
I love them so much.


Look at how fuzzy
each of my ears really is.
They are just so good.


I hate to press on this.
But please, just look at my ears.
Just look at the fuzz!


Okay, I will stop.
I promise, after this one…
…they are so fuzzy.


I live among trees.
I am so small around them.
What lives among me?


Where have I not been
in this infinite forest?
This dumpster feels new.


If you keep digging
and digging and digging and
digging: you have dug.


One last one, I swear:
My ears are always fuzzy.
Can you believe that?



I am a bear.

If you would like to try being a bear, why not read some of the bear adventures available on this very site? The newest adventure is all about safety!

For any questions or comments directed at Bear, feel free to write to him using this email: justasinglebear@gmail.com

You can also now use Tumblr to address questions to Bear. Also, you can find bear photos and such on Bear’s Instagram, and don’t forget to “like” Bear on Facebook.


A series of bearkus describing how the forest might not care about anything, a bear. I am a bear.


Yesterday was warm
The sun being so angry
Miserable day

But today is cold
I can see my body air
Miserable day

The undecided:
does the forest have a plan?
Or does chaos reign?

Do birds feel this too?
Those harsh, sharpened winds up there?
No, birds feel nothing.

Does the forest care
that it causes so much pain?
I really doubt it.

And what does it want?
To make us feel unwanted?
In need of new homes?

Can the forest care?
It could be indifferent.

So what can I do?
But just hide inside my cave?
And wait for normal?

I’ll bury my nose
into the warmth of cave moss
and hope I can nap.

Because napping helps
and keeps me ever hopeful
it will be okay.

I am a bear.

If you would like to try being a bear, why not read some of the bear adventures available on this very site? 

For any questions or comments directed at Bear, feel free to write to him using this email: justasinglebear@gmail.com

You can also now use Tumblr to address questions to Bear. Also, you can find bear photos and such on Bear’s Instagram, and don’t forget to “like” Bear on the book of faces.


Hello, I am a bear. I often like to write haiku on my Twitter account. It is a good way for me to express some of my forest experiences in an interesting form. Many of my followers seem to enjoy my haiku (which I call Bearku). I decided to collect all of the Bearkus I have written in a single place. On top of that, I have added a few new ones. I have also created titles for them, which are indicated with leaning, dark text.

Cold Air

Breathing out cold air,
I see what comes out of me
and then it is gone.

Fighting Wind

The strong winds fight me,
hurling pinecones at my face.
I want to eat them.

Broken Tree

The tree is broken
I want that acorn to eat
I’ll smell my fur now


Wind blows, dries the eyes
Have to close them for comfort:
forget where I am


Paws dig into dirt
Cooling soothing feeling chills
It fights the harsh sun

A Duck I Ate

I think of the duck
I regret eating the duck,
and what will eat me?


I eat bugs sometimes
No wait, that is a small lie
I eat bugs all times

Good Eats

I found the garbage
that goes into my belly
to make me sleepy


Ants have strong numbers
but bears are often alone
Which one is nicer?


Wind blows through the grass
picking up dirt and debris
and then I eat it

Resources (Pt. 2)

Wind goes through your fur
It sweeps the debris off you
And now you are clean


Forest currency:
Yes, acorns can be traded
for various goods

Empty Yummy

I like to eat air
It tastes like so many things
But also nothing


Moldy and so dark
Minimal dead animals
Perfect for a bear

Open Mouth

Forest gets ready
to be silent for the night.
Think I ate a moth.

To Be a Bear

To smell like a bear,
one must first live like a bear
and eat lots of trash


Get in the river
Let the water carry me
I go where it goes

Where the Forest Goes

No matter how slow
you move throughout the forest,
the forest still goes


I have many claws
They are all pointy and sharp
What to do with them?

I Ate so Many Crickets

So many crickets
making noise in the forest
and in my belly


August goes away
September settles with us
I want leaves to fall

Fall (Pt. 2)

And now on the ground
I will eat so many leaves
These are such good times


Sticks fall from the trees.
I step on them and they break.
I’m so sorry, trees.

Birds are Different

Bird nest: sticks and straws
Bear nest: soft dirt in a cave
Both are so lovely

Birds are Different (Pt. 2)

Bird neck: feather spots
Bear neck: no feather but fur
Both are smooth to touch

Where do Fish Go?

I follow a fish
I trace it with squinted eyes
It only escapes


I hope you enjoyed my Bearku, and I hope they inspire you to create your own (as many of you already have). Thank you for reading. And if you have not already, please remember to read my choose-your-own-bear-adventure story. I am told it is quite fun, and I will have a new bear-adventure ready for you soon!

-A bear