Sunday, August 2, 2015

Love Poem w/ Wolves

understand how your body
can sustain their body,
but wolves
have no restraint.

--these wolves, my wolves--
are as lonely as a motherless girl.
wolves can sing,
and by singing,
become smoke around the moon.

take my heart and leave moonbeat:
you, you, you.
i never trespass,
and i am a fool.

for flash 55 at Toads.


Kerry O'Connor said...

This is a poem of extreme beauty. I won't carve it up into bits I like because the whole is amazing.

Magaly Guerrero said...

I love the connections this poem makes; how it explains myth, speaks of social worries and of self. My favorite part? The title. ♥

grapeling said...

zen master? ha! more like zone mutterer... you, on the other hand, know a hell of a lot more than that fool Costner did, about dancing with wolves.

Other Mary said...

Your second stanza takes my heart. As wolves know, it doesn't do to be too polite.

Cara H said...

Wolves are wonderful, and I admire their wildness.
I am not a wolf. I'm much more of a fat housecat, dreaming of being a great huntress.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Oh wow. What's not to love in a love poem with wolves? I especially love how their singing becomes smoke around the moon. I will remember that next time I look at a gauzy moon. So beautiful, Shay.

hedgewitch said...

Beautiful, Shay. Forgive me if I can't wax elegant atm, but you have produced enough eloquence here for several people.

R.K. Garon said...


Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

Oh, beautiful! Like others, I don't want to dissect this, just experience it.

Outlawyer said...

Hey Shay, a very compelling poem--I love thinking of wolves as the smoke around the moon. Thanks. k.

Outlawyer said...

PS - I think this is a beautiful poem, but you may like to throw off constraints of 55! Amazing you could make it fit though. Thanks. k.

Sioux said...

Shay--Have you read Jodi Picoult's "Lone Wolf"? I think you would enjoy the novel.

Unknown said...

Such a heartfelt piece.. lovely!

Lots of love,

Ileana said...

My favorite part of our Colorado visit last year was touring the Wolf and Wildlife Center. I'm a huge wolf fan and a fan of your poetry as well. Ciaocito, chica!

Lynn said...

"smoke around the moon" - lovely.

Mama Zen said...

This is really beautiful, Shay.

Susie Clevenger said...

"smoke around the moon" I love that. I would never have associated love with wolves, but then I haven't been graced with your imagination

my heart's love songs said...

"take my heart and leave moonbeat"

damn, girl! this is one of your best, for sure! (of course, i think that then read another and think that's better then read another and think that's better then read another and lose my fucking mind!!! do you HAVE to be so A.M.A.Z.I.N.G.?)

Linda said...

I love this! I can almost hear the wolves singing to the moon as I read it.