Monday, November 25, 2013

La Loba II

Granddog Penny Joy on Grandma's couch

La Loba,
in your dark cave,
under the full moon,
sing.
Sing as you gather the bones 
of my brothers, my sisters.

Sing as you lay them down
on the ground.
Place them end to end,
tenderly, carefully,
piece by piece, 
until they are whole.
Then breathe life into them 
and watch them leap up,
joyous-eyed, tails arcing,
 teeth snapping and smiling,
around the fire.

Sing,
as they take my heart with them
and run away,
beautiful, laughing and free,
into the welcoming
midnight forest.

24 comments:

  1. Like sitting with the spirits and drinking in the past and laying down the blanket for the future. What a quiet and contemplative piece...great writing Sherry!

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  2. This is wonderfully life-affirming, so soothing and calming to the soul.

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  3. Eerie, cool. Taking a heart with them to play a wolf or to romp in a special area of the after life? It feels very loving, but so youthful and energetic that I really have to sit down.

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  4. Your passion lies with the wild and free...and you produce some of your most remarkable verse when you have entered that realm.

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  5. what a gorgeous affirmation.
    and what an endearing puppy all wrapped up in a joyous knitted scarf! aw.

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  6. This is exactly how I would like to imagine our beloveds, Sherry, where they go and what they deserve when they finally have to leave us, and also one hopes the wolf will sing for us then, too.

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  7. Oh Sherry, this is exquisitely written… so soul-full.

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  8. Mystical and practical, woven together... just like you, Sherry!

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  9. Predictably a beautiful place where the soul would be roaming free. Nicely Sherry!

    Hank

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  10. magic....love the arranging of the bones...the breathing life once more into these old bones and setting them free to dance once more....smiles.

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  11. I'd go with them, Sherry. I love your lines, "as they take my heart with them and run away, beautiful, laughing and free, into the welcoming ..."

    I have dreams like that but I never reach my destination, or I cannot remember that part.
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    1. BTW, thank you for calling me a poet. I will not say that about myself. I used to have a by-line that said
      "Painting is easy when you don’t know how, but very difficult when you do. Edgar Degas.
      The same goes for my poetry attempts (don't know how, but I enjoy it!).
      " but I took it off after posting my "poems" for several months.

      Even so, not everyone who writes "poems" on the Internet is a real poet. If I am not a poet then I would like to be accepted as a 'groupie' follower of those others who write poems, poets or not.
      ..
      ..

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    2. Jim, you write poems, thus you are a poet!! I always enjoy life seen through your eyes!

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  12. Beautiful Sherry....mystical ...lining bones and breathing life into them....makes me feel hopeful

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  13. oh, I like that image of the magic wolves breathing life into a line of bones!

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  14. This is heart-rendingly beautiful, Sherry, shamanic in all the deep ways, a song for canine familiars surviving and thriving on after they're gone from here. Anyone who's had to say farewell to a pet (and we have had to many times) is comforted by these lines. Magnificent. - Brendan

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    1. The amazing thing is when I wrote it (well, I didnt write it, my subconscious did), as so often happens I didnt realize what my subconscious was saying.....until I read your words. Then I understood, YES! Freeing my wolf-Pup to run wild and free, taking my heart with him. Which is what he did. Thank you so much for making me see what this poem meant. It means the world to me.

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  15. Mystical and magical writing, Sherry! And I just love the pic.

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  16. freedom is the song of the soul....beautiful lines
    and pic.

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  17. Mystical , alluring & magical . Also love you blog design :)

    http://www.sweetsharing.com/

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  18. I enjoyed the magical and optimistic tone, Sherry!

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