Tuesday, June 16, 2015

La Loba II



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.
La Loba, sing!

written in 2013 and re-posted here for Real Toad's Open Link. I picture La Loba as a wild wolf woman, able to breathe life back into wolfish bones.

20 comments:

  1. Such an intriguing poem full of vivid images.. for a moment I felt as if I was among the wolves.. running wild and free :D

    Beautifully penned..!
    Lots of love,
    Sanaa

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  2. Down to the bone. I imagine her as Big Cat.

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  3. Down to the bone. I imagine her as Big Cat.

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  4. What a wonderful image of a free and wild woman.. nature needs those protectors.

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  5. This is a stirring song of the wild lands. I so enjoyed the narrative voice.

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  6. it would be cool to be able to breathe new life into things - in a way i think each of us can when we treat people with love and respect

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  7. Wild imagery from a wild woman!!!

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  8. Eerie. I was thinking Golem among wolves, out to help them win back what they lost. Powerful poem!

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  9. This was a fine poem, full of imagination and magic, in the best way. Excellent.

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  10. Beautiful imagery of her ritual :)

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  11. I like the freedom singing in the end ~ Beautiful share Sherry ~

    Grace

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  12. A whole different kind of resurrection. I like it!

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  13. Aw, gathering bones. Love this, I could hear it in my ear as I read. Nice!

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  14. This is so full of LIFE....and the energy of rebirth.

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  15. Beautiful...the joy and uniting of wild spirits. It is comforting.

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  16. a beautiful wolf song resonating the nature

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  17. Beautiful. I like the idea of La Loba. Wolves are so hunted, i wish she really existed.

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