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A Monk's Tale


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She is alive,

a wolf smiling,

her hair glistens jesuit-black, eyes moon-bright, sinews tight.

She is a wolf smiling,

no creed to confuse scent.

She shapes the night,

unfettered intent.

She is alive,

a wolf smiling.

 

I have strayed

unseeded, uprooted,

I have strayed

beyond the familiar prayer.

And all the while I hear

the howling, calling -

a voice that veins within my life,

and all the while I hear

the blood rhythms

- so close to touch

the moon with sinews so tight, with eyes so bright.

 

I ask

did I seek her scent

or did she uncover

my intent -

am I alive,

a wolf smiling?

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It occurs to me Badge that in the game of desire nothing is certain. Subtle choice of words that steer the rhythm, “a wolf smiling” as opposed to “ a smiling wolf ” Enjoyed the read. B.

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I'm very impressed, Badge. The read was delightfully smooth, the subject matter most intriguing. I like and agree with Geoff's astute observation re "wolf smiling." Line three is of particular interest as is the beginning of the second verse. Very, very good.

 

Tony

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She is alive,

a wolf smiling,

hair glistens jesuit-black, eyes moon-bright, sinews tight.

She is a wolf smiling,

no creed to confuse scent.

She shapes the night,

unfettered intent.

She is alive,

a wolf smiling.

 

I have strayed

unseeded, uprooted,

I have strayed

beyond the familiar prayer.

And all the while I hear

the howling, calling -

a voice that veins with life

- so close to touch.

 

I ask

did I seek her scent

or did she uncover

my intent -

am I alive,

a wolf smiling?

 

Hello Badger

I enjoyed reading this, it sounds so mysterious, I like the metaphor running through, and love the last stanza;

I note how you began, "She is alive", and you end with the words, doubting yourself, "am I alive".

Any insight, what inspired you to write it?

Best wishes

Rea

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Thanks Tony. I have worked this endlessly - it seems. Even now I can't stop editing. The obsession of writng :0)

 

cheers

 

badge

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Thanks Rea. One source was a poem about a human and alien encounter. The poet used the word 'beast' in the poem. It was that word that started this poem.

 

cheers

 

badge

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David W. Parsley

Lightly sensual; intensely sensuous. Interesting sense of form.

 

Another poem that lured me in...

 

- Dave

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Lightly sensual; intensely sensuous. Interesting sense of form.

 

Another poem that lured me in...

 

- Dave

 

The trap was set!

 

welcome to the forum

 

badge :0)

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