Lone wolf …

In the cold silence

of the Northern night

a spirit glides;

slinking through the purple shadows

of the spruce that spread like bruises

on the skin of falling snow.

A timber wolf howls to the unanswering moon;

the silver-coated phantom,

last survivor of his tribe,

must pay the price

for the wilderness flowing in his veins;

those fires of freedom

burning in his blood and bones.

He understands,

with wisdom and ferocity glowing in his golden eyes,

that in his noble, independent pride;

the lone wolf cries alone … .

About atomsofstars

Reticent .. but I hope my poetry speaks for me .. Favourite quotation .. ' Uttering a word is like striking a note on the keyboard of the imagination.' Ludwig Wittgenstein
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10 Responses to Lone wolf …

  1. JM says:

    Today, Marya, you have achieved the impossible ; you have made me feel sorry for a wolf. I hope to hear later how he followed the Moon right into the … erm … paws of his beloved. But thank you for this Part 1 ; it’s delightful.

  2. atomsofstars says:

    Hello Jamie ….

    Really? πŸ™‚ Thank you very much … I don’t know if he would survive such a hazardous journey and the falling snow will quickly cover his tracks …. we cannot follow him .. only the discreet Moon will light his way and know his destiny …

  3. Shermeen says:

    I have read this beautiful poem in amazement. You bring artistry to an unlikely subject. I have also read it in a metaphorical tenor. Very good, as always.

  4. At six o’clock, in the morning, I wonder whether I’m faced with an amazing tale or a brief story, full of an infinite suspense…

  5. atomsofstars says:

    Hello Didacus …. that is early in the morning for speculation πŸ™‚ It’s a mystery to me, too, this wolf is an enigma ….

  6. jane tims says:

    Hi. I like ‘spread like bruises…’ Your poerty has a haunting quality. Jane

  7. atomsofstars says:

    Good morning, Jane ….

    Thank you for calling by and for taking the time to read and comment .. I’m pleased you found this appealing and you particularly liked that simile .. thank you also for your kind compliment.

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