Saturday, June 24, 2017

WOLF MUSIC


Collage by my friend, Steve,


When he died,
somewhere in the mountains,
a grey wolf pointed 
her muzzle to the sky
and howled.
Others joined her,
until the mountainside 
was alive
with wolf music,
echoing through the dark trees
under the moon.

Ever since,
an invisible black shadow
has been silently
dogging my steps.
Though his song is stilled,
I carry his music
in my heart.


....and a river of tears, as well. Sharing this poem from December, 2016  with the Poetry Pantry at Poets United, where there is always good reading on a Sunday morning. Come join us.

27 comments:

  1. And there he is, beautiful, beautiful pup. Love the collage. Beautiful the whole.

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  2. What a beautiful remembrance poem, Sherry. I am glad that you still carry his music... May it live in your heart forever!

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  3. This is so magical. ...and through this poem the echoes live on.

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  4. Beautiful poem, and beautiful subject.

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  5. 'wolf music' shows the wonderful heart of the creator of this compound word and also infinite love for wild life. So beautiful Sherry.

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  6. I believe that wolf music will keep on playing Sherry. How I missed reading your poems, most of them are comforting.

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  7. I am glad your pup is still with you long may you sing together xo

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  8. Though his song is stilled,
    I carry his music in my heart

    Memory of a dear soul (human or otherwise) will always linger on!

    Hank

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  9. Such an evocative remembrance poem, Sherry. Especially touched by; "Though his song is stilled, I carry his music in my heart."

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  10. They never leave, do they? The ones we love... They tattoo their love and song on the earth, in our hearts, and become part of us, of everything...

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  11. Comforting in the call of the wild ones and the shadow - we are never alone!

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  12. True.
    Music never dies. Don't we all carry some songs in our heart?

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  13. What a beautiful tribute (and lovely accompanying art). Your way with words always transports me. Thank you!

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  14. There must be certain places where you hear him more clearly than ever. A wolf song in the heart.

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  15. Beautiful collage and that music we carry in our hearts is a song that keeps us going!

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  16. Would that I could hear that mountainside alive with wolf music!

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  17. A wonderful tribute to your wolf dog friend.

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  18. so lovely...the idea of a collective whole of wolf spirit.

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  19. Oh, this is just wonderful: the idea, the words, the photo collage!

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  20. Love the memory of his song singing still in your heart and shadow

    happy Sunday, Thanks for dropping by my Sunday Standard today

    much love...

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  21. A lovely, ethereal - almost mystic quality - wafts through this piece ... as befitting the extraordinary 'enchanted' communion you and Pup shared. Beautiful, Sherry.

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  22. A howl echoes far and wide.

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  23. Dogs are wonderful creatures that show you what love really means. How beautiful this poem is Sherry.

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  24. Poignant and beautiful. Thank you.

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  25. I carry his music in my heart...... wish I'd thought of those lines. Really enjoyed this one, Sherry.

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