It's not easy getting up close to a polar bear. A taxi driver in Churchill, Manitoba, back in 1975 drove myself and two buddies to the dump to see polar bears. I was nineteen at the time. He yelled at us to stay back as we approached the bears.
Finnegans Wake is the inspiration, or reference book, behind Dreaming Man. A few words from that book unleash mental associations and stimulate the mind, sort of like the sudden disruption of shouting voices you thought, but were afraid to say, during a serious gathering to discuss momentous issues.
Cherry pink city, you don't have to be afraid to say it out loud, or you could say it quietly, or just think the words: pink bowl of cherries life routine, similarity of movement every day during a lifetime, for example, the lifting of a spoon or glass to the mouth, the placing of one's head on a pillow, standing under a spray of water and so on.