The Ice Wolves ........

Who will listen to her pleas
Who will listen to her pleas

The northern lights rainbow across
the darkness
lighting pathways never walked by man

And no man even sees

The winter winds caress the spruce bows
like a lovers hands against flesh
softly moaning

And no man ever feels

Emerging from the shadows she moves
with eternal silence as the arctic
breeze lifts the light tufts of her mane

No man has ever touched

She stops in mid step and gazes across
the hours into other time zones at the promise
of another day

Yet no man can promise

And just as five times four legs trace
her own footsteps and wimper
into being ........a low moan begins deep in her throat

Yet I have never listen to

The small ones tumble around the
strength of her legs and yelp in
pleasure .... and in desperation

That we can never touch

Before the moment passes five small voices
join into her soul wrenching howl in a
language we can never interpret

And yet we somehow understand


After an hour of spoken pleasures and pains ....of desires and needs ...... and of a language that echoes around the circumference of the arctic circle......heard only by the chosen mates of tomorrow as those of yesterday ........they all turn together and recede into the shadows of light and of darkness where the day meets the night where the worlds we know and will never know exist .......where the further existance of the colored northern lights and the wolves too wait for man and god to decide ..........

The ice wolves silently melt away into the darkness.

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SilentReed 4 years ago from Philippines

I am captivated by the feral dignity of the wolf as it nurture life and battle the harsh environment with strength and courage. Through the poem we are transported into the snowy landscape as we run with the wolf pack, the winter silence our solace.


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phdast7 4 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

Absolutely wonderful...shiveringly cold, icy, mesmerizing...such beautiful and mysterious animals. Theresa SHARING


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cleaner3 4 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

very nice. mother nature at her finest.


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

This is so beautiful...


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time2rite 4 years ago from Navarre, Fl, USA

Wow, ahorseback, this is strikingly beautiful! I could just picture the artic scape, quiet with cold and snow, and the haunting howl of the wolf and her cubs. Awesome hub!


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xstatic 4 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

Well done ahorseback (again)! You speak of things we cannot know, and a msysterious being who lives on the edge of our conciousness, always there, always controverisal. One we would not want to see disappear.

Up for sure!


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VioletSun 4 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

You captured the mystery and the beauty of wolves and nature. Your words gave me beautiful visuals... I liked the ending which was like a musing/summary of the poem (at least to my ears.) :)


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Michele Travis 4 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

Your poetry is amazing. Thank you so much for sharing it. You have wonderful talent.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Voted up and awesome! This was so beautiful I love wolves and actually thrill when I have heard them howl. I think it is actually lovely music rather than animal howls.


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raciniwa 4 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

I am always curios on how these wolves live...do they harm humans just like what the legend says?Beautiful ahorseback...


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Cardisa 4 years ago from Jamaica

This is very descriptive and I love the imagery you portray here, Ahorseback. Beautiful poem.


girltalksshop 4 years ago

Good hub, interesting! My son loves wolves so I had to take the time to read it. Voted up of course! : )


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Silentreed , wouldnt you just love to stand and watch them!..:-}.


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Phdast,Theresa , Lets go chase them !...:-}


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Cleaner , they are so majestic arent they ?


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Alwaysexploring , and how is my friend ?


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Timtowrite , Hi , they are so beautiful arent they.!...:-}


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

xstatic , Thank you for that ! Yes we must be ever vigilant!...:-}


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Violetsun , Thank you my friend . Thats really nice and I am glad you "see into "my writing!. We do love nature you and I !.....:-}Be well


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ImKarn23 4 years ago

Yet...we CAN read - your words - and they paint a the most lovely, peaceful picture of nature and the majestic beings that inhabit it! Thanks Ahorseback!


Daddysgirl 4 years ago

So true. There are so many things in life we miss out on or overlook. I love the way my dad knows nature and has a great appreciation for life and love. It's funny...my loss of words and drive to write, yet I can identify with all your writings and admire you for sharing... Love always!


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Michelle , thank you for that , its nice to hear!


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Gypsy Rose , me too , it is truely music . Thank you for sharing .


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Raci Niwa , No rarely does a wolf attack man , very rarely! Although it has happened , they eat small ,sickly or elderly {slower ] animals that cannot defend against pack animals. Glad you shared this !


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Hi Cardisa , I love the new avatar , however us guys dont get to stare into the soulful eye's of yours !


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Girlstalkshop , He sounds like a great boy ! An animal lover ! You done good!.....:-}


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

ImKarn , Thank you for that , I love the very nature of the wolf !.....:-}"hhhhoooooooowwwwwwwLLLLLLLlllll.....the warewolves of london!"..remember that song?


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Daddygirl Hello my angel! Then I wrote for both of us !....Love you big bunches ....Dad..oxoxoxoxoxox

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