The Wolf - the grey and the shadow -- A Genna East poetry challenge
I took up this challenge after reading Genna East's poem entitled Of the Shadow and the Gray. I watched her two videos and was moved by them. I have always loved the wolf and that may be because my maiden name is Wolf. I have always had an affinity for the wolf, and It has always been the symbol of our Wolf family and is pictured on our Wolf family crest.
I am also greatly concerned about the conservation of the wolf as its numbers have been growing thin for a long time. Today, in the national parks out west, the wolf is being protected so its numbers can grow.
Although many people fear the wolf, it will not bother humans unless it is bothered by them first. Wolves run in packs, but that is because of their strong sense of family. They are one of the few animals in the animal kingdom to birth their young, continue to raise them to adulthood, and well into adulthood the original wolf family remains together. So the wolf gives us a strong sense of family which I have always liked.
Here is my poem of the wolf, which I love, and I hope to see well preserved now and in the future.
Snow Wolf - the grey and the shadow
I am your friend.
I am a Wolf, too.
Over the centuries
Your grey and shadow
Have flowed in my bloodline.
So misunderstood are you.
Your aquiline nose - so strong and graceful.
Your eyes - lovely but piercing.
Your sensitive soul mirrors my own.
Cold and snow, as for you, has become my season.
Although you run in packs;
Although you howl;
I do not fear you.
I stand my ground.
My quiet loneliness reaches out to yours.
Through your strong majesty and regal sense
With which you hold yourself,
You are my friend . . . as you come to eat from my chilled hand.
Wolf Song - Celtic Version
- The Gray Wolf
The gray wolf - much more intelligent than man gives it credit.