Saturday, July 28, 2012

Wolf Howls in My Heart

Pup

In my dream last night,
we found each other.
You had been waiting for me
for so long.
We were happy to be together,
my hand roughed your neck fur,
you buried your forehead
against my knees,
as you always did,
to greet me.

You had been managing alone,
but were in need of care,
scruffy, with long fur 
matting between your paws.
I ached for the time
you had spent with no one 
to take care of you.

I woke up, I went about smiling,
one could say happy,
definitely grateful for
all of my blessings.

But I miss you, still,
and always.
I carry you within,
a big black wolf,
alongside my inner wolf woman,
and when I think about
how large is your absence,
in my heart 
we both give
a silent mournful howl.

28 comments:

  1. What a beautiful memory of him ~

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  2. Beautifully done, and again you have brought tears to my eyes, and to my heart. Slowing you are beginning to understand, because it is so painful it is difficult. No one can really say...

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  3. Oh, Sherry! This made me cry!

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  4. He knows and, he is waiting for when it is your time to be with him again but, he still walks with you and his soul occupies that part of yours which is connected to him by the invisible cosmic tie that binds. I know you would rather have him here but, I also believe only his body left this earth, his love and his spirit are still with you and always will be, just as you are with him. Your grief and love over the loss of Pup is how we should feel all feel about animals.
    Very deeply touching Sherry, as I think one day of losing my little boy Timmy.

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  5. I know the grief of losing a loved companion. Never will I forget or stop being sad at the absence of my best friends. Your poem touched my heart because I howl too, when I think of your loss and the losses of those of us who have loved our animals deeply.

    Blessing to you and your future reunion with Pup.

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  6. Sherry this sis heart wrenching. I did however feel him there with you within your words.

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  7. Beautiful! You two had an unique bond... I have this with my beagle, now... There is an insight...I can't explain...but I know you know what I mean~ I am glad you can be with him in your dreams! (((hugs)))

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  8. " alongside my inner wolf woman,
    and when I think about
    how large is your absence,
    in my heart
    we both give
    a silent mournful howl."

    Me too. This poem swallowed me.
    Yet, what a lovely dream.

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  9. I have a just-over-a-year-old rescue puppy at my house now (since last August), so this brings lump to throat, and mournful song to heart. Just beautiful, Sherry.

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  10. The scruff of hair in his nape feels your hand stroking him. He feels your tenderness and love which you gave him to hold him over until you meet again.

    As you can see, mi amiga, all your friends here share your heart and we're all part of your 'howling' choir.

    Gracias for sharing this with us mi amiga.

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  11. So wonderful that your pup continues to make you smile, continues to make you happy. He was a gift.

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  12. You know I understand this perfectly, Sherry...and I share both your sorrow and your joy...:)

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  13. They make a hole that lasts forever. Be well my friend.

    Elizabeth

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  14. A wonderful reflection. You bring all of my past companions to mind, to my great gladness. Thanks.

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  15. I know how you mis your friend, I"m so glad he came to visit in your dream!

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  16. Oh, those last lines... in my heart we both give a silent mournful howl.

    You do get to see each other now in your dreams - may you lots more.

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  17. The joining at the end, inside and forever, got me tears, but the dream is a happy one, yes?

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  18. O sooo nice, Sherry ~~ While reading I was there with you with my mind straying from the Pup you were writing of.

    I had a dream like that but it wasn't a wolf. Even your last verse fit the aftermath of my dream.

    When I was growing up Mom had a picture of the Lone Wolf standing boldly on the top of a hill. So many of them are in trouble now and have to slink around. I have that picture now.
    ..

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  19. It is wonderful to be visited by a loved one or pet in a dream.. one feels the connection is still very strong.

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  20. I remember reading this last year, Sherry, but I don't see a comment from me. Probably because I was crying too much. It still hits me the same way now.
    I know how loss feels, but I also think the dream is real.
    Love, K

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  21. I love your poem and the power of dreams and how love always finds a way~ so beautiful!

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  22. Hi Sherry, I'm back. This is sooo mournful to me now that we have gone to killing the wolves again. It reminds me too of Von, my childhood pet/friend. He was a large German Police dog.

    Too, I finally wrote a bit tonight for the Monday Toads.
    Nothing great bit it is what I have.
    ..

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