Sunday, January 27, 2013

Wolf Moon



silent moon
wolves scale the night
a story unfolds

a story unfolds
vast anonymous stretches
blooming white

blooming white
land of magical wolves
skirted majesty

skirted majesty
royal throne guarded by prince
palace of mist

palace of mist
valley curved in horizon
moon bathes in lake

moon bathes in lake
a wolf drinks water
through plastic straw

through plastic straw
teeth too sharp
tattered edge

tattered edge
wolf joins the pack
shepherd chimes

shepherd chimes
scattered herd rushes home
time to sleep

time to sleep
she looks at the mirror
he looks at her

he looks at her
love raw and delicate
musical escapade

musical escapade
wolves sing the dawn
silent moon


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58 comments:

  1. I like how you ended with the same starting line!

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  2. I can just see that wolf drinking through a plastic straw...!

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  3. well penned cascading haiku ~

    Carol of: A Creative Harbor

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  4. Well this was quite a story of musical escapade ~ Nice weaving of words ~

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  5. another wonderful set..i love the image of moon bathing in the lake...

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  6. Wow....such a btfl way with words...haiku king :)

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  7. Absolutely beautiful. I was mesmerized by the moon last night...wow.

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  8. I feel as if you have lifted the main character out of the book "Wolf Moon",,, wonderful tension throughout this cascading haiku,,,the images seem very real,,,,loved it,,,

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  9. Awesome series on Wolf Moon ... a mysterious adventure caught in haiku. Really wonderful.

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  10. really cool verse chain...as the moon it makes me pine...really like the end...and how they bring out the animal in each other...smiles.

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  11. Love your mysterious cascades. Clever weave of two prompts in one.

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  12. I just amazes me the way you play around with words. Fantastic!

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  13. Lovely haiku story, and the use of the swirl words was a nice touch.

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  14. Wolves my natural enemy, so are coyotes as the hunt for my life every winter. They mate and have babies, when I have calves on the ground. If I don't offer them a dead calf, they take down a live one ... survival of the fittest ...

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    1. Yeah ... perhaps that's the cruel rule of existence !!!

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  15. I love this form of haiku but haven't tried it yet. Wolves are endearing as they are pack animals like us!

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    1. Thanks Oldegg ... do give it a try :-)

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  16. Nice... I really like the echo-like style here.

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  17. Well done Green, lovely haiku-like poem. I love wolves. Got very close to having wolves, had malamutes. Nice job with the Sunday whirl words.

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    1. Thanks Veronica ... I have never encountered a real wolf :-)

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  18. Nicely done - carries the reader along beautifully.

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  19. #6 is my favorite. I like the idea of a moon bathing in a lake. and wolf drinking in a straw. Creative metaphors.

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  20. Wow! beautiful images in mind...Lovely series of haiku :)

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  21. its fascinating how you play with words!

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  22. Fantastic flow of words ..:)

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  23. This is hauntingly beautiful :-)

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  24. wonderfully woven words, magical cascade :)

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  25. This one is just too good to be true!

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