Wednesday, March 12, 2014

In My Dreams, I Heard You Sorrowing


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"Beware, the Ides of March"*,
under the full moon,
I intuit the foreboding
of a darkness 
coming soon.

In my dreams, 
I heard you sorrowing,
your wolf howl
haunting, harrowing.

Waking in tears, I try
to decode the message
in your cry :
such mournfulness, your very essence,
premonition? prescience?

Two paths possible ahead:
one to beloved beaches far,
the other one
to where you are.
I, left to wonder,
with hope and dread,
to which one 
I am being led.

[* from the play Julius Caesar]

Okay, I dont really think I'm going to die soon - still way too much to do! But used for effectiveness here, for Susan's Mid-Week Motif challenge: the Ides of March, or prescience. Cool prompt! Do check out the other offerings...........full moon poems - there will be some good reading!


28 comments:

  1. Two roads--I think you and I are somewhat on the same wave length today Sherry---really gorgeous work!

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  2. recently i read that the wolf is coming back around the Oregon and Washington area but have also read tragic stories of murderous humans that have killed many with automatic weapons while flying in a helicopter. the ides is a mythological narrative of a 'faction' point in time perpetuated by creative historians. your choice of beach and meeting with your wolf 'Pup' are indisputable and hopefully of rich prescience. either way we have been made richer because of your lovely writ of word

    wish for you, mi amiga, to have a day, a week of contentment; etc., etc., etc,.*

    *King and I

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  3. Or another altogether .... Would the Ides be for the wolves or the narrator? Either way, it seems that more than two roads are possible. When you move, something will be lost as well as something gained. The wolves will miss you.

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  4. i think if you listen to your heart...you will find your path...and in the end only you can choose...and you have to live with that decision as well...i think you will be fine sherry...smiles.

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  5. Maybe if you start walking forward, fate will decide which path you see under your feet. Beautiful poem.

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  6. hope you find your calling Sherry! and you have! :)

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  7. the lines are so haunting and beautiful....and we are all being led to the path of light... :)

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  8. Haunting lines and apt to lines. Loved the rhyming ends :)

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  9. Hope your path leads you where you are meant to be and you enjoy it!

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  10. Sadness haunts and pulls your images into focus! I vote beach, the sea is where your heart belongs~

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  11. It brings into focus of the ultimate in everyone's life. Invariably it is not something readily talked about! Nicely Sherry!

    Hank
    PS We write about the same thing but I had no inkling it being so!

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  12. Beach rock pools and the sounds of the sea....Watch" Cast Away" to get the feel and sound of the of the sea. The sea the sea is calling you.

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  13. CURIOUS....mysterious ways...life takes its own choices

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  14. I heard you sorrowing is so beautiful in some ways..those paths do tend to creep up in the night don't they..hopefully we are guided to the best one

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  15. Love that you have those choices...I would started from beaches...~ those wolf's tears...maybe your spirit asks to move, to act, make a choice...

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  16. In Chinese astrology we are in the year of the wooden horse, and the time of rabbit dreaming moon...you will be well!

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  17. Sherry, you are being led to the BEACHES. Trust that. You are not meant to follow Pup....yet. In time, in a lot of time, but not yet. You have more beach time in your life.

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  18. How interesting to find the two voices & paths calling you ~ Hopefully it will be the beach, filled with lovely memories ~ Take care Sherry ~

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  19. This was both eerie and touching, Sherry. Sometimes we slip into those states where we wonder what lies ahead...beyond the obvious. I loved this piece!

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  20. a bit of foreboding here - I wonder what will come next? ~

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  21. i know what my choice would be...smiles... and i bet you as well

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  22. That last stanza was stunning, Sherry. And doesn't it always come down to choices? This had an eerie foreboding. In other words, it was great! Love, Amy

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  23. The roads..as heard in a wolf's cry.. really very stark choices you have here.. or simply go ahead and maybe the wolf howled for someone else...

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  24. A stunning write, Sherry. I sensed the helplessness here. I know this feeling all too well.

    Pamela ox

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  25. it fits so well. I love the tone Sherry

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  26. love the mystery in the ides of march and the two paths that are possible.

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  27. Really like the sounds of the prompt and you certainly did a great job writing to it, Sherry.

    Elizabeth

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