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She Lobo

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Gina is hosting dVerse today. Gina says:

What is the poetic hum in your life? What hums in the background of your life that inspires you as you unconsciously listen while you work and live? Is the drone always there or do you have to cultivate the inspiration?

Some points to ponder in your poem:

  • should there be a clear line between your occupation and your creative writing?
  • do you have to make up your mind which one you want to be or can you do both things at once?
  • are you inspired by your “occupation” to write creatively?
  • can the frustration you feel in your “other work” (non-creative writing life) also be an inspiration to write?
  • does your current occupation limit your creative writing?
  • what is the drone that hums in your background that inspires your writing?

 

I see the hum as a wolf, always present, always supportive, always ready to run.

Comes to me, she of rough shaggy coat

Solid shoulders, paws anchored to the ground

Sits and watches me with eyes like bonfires

Her head tilts at my expressions and when

she hears my voice or the songs inside of me.

*

Often she curls on the rug near the heat

At times she curls around my feet

No place for a muse, but she likes it there

When she’s feeling frisky, she rests her

chin on top of my head as we look in the mirror

*

She gets the urge, then begins to prowl,

scratching at the floor, she needs to go —

me with her. We walk outside – and run

Along the paths, between trees and tall grass

Noplace too worn or too dense. We fly.

*

We splash in the ice mountain streams

after rolling in a muddy pond with tadpoles

We race each other til dusk. Fireflies

and stars join us as Sky Lady Luna begins the show.

She tilts her head up, mine following. We howl.

*

We need to be heard.

By you, our pack.

40 thoughts on “She Lobo

  1. this was just marvelous Jade, a spirit animal that hums in your background and one that guides and inspires you. i love how you let her take you on adventures and you see things through her eyes and thoughts. this is really becoming one with your poetic hum. wonderfully written Jade.

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