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Wolves (Canis lupus)


(Canis lupus)

The dark shadows moved across the snow-covered plain.
The leader stopped and raised his face to the moon.
He stretched his neck and howled
And one by one the others joined in –
Like links of a chain reaching across the land;
Hundreds upon hundreds of howling wolves.
Then, as if on command, silence,
And the grey shadows continued their inexorable advance
Across the silvery landscape
Obeying the instints of centuries.

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Author: adeeyoyo

I am a middle-aged South African woman, living in Johannesburg. I began writing poetry towards the end of May 2010. I love animals – sometimes more than people! I am back after a break. Thanks for still being here, if you are! Missed you! xxx

19 thoughts on “Wolves (Canis lupus)

  1. Really nice …I had a wolf once, or at least he was part wolf. I rescued him as he was walking down the middle of the highway with the chain that he had some how in a last ditch effort to survive, snatch away from it’s stake. He was so poorly fed that you could nearly see through him. I found the people who had been keeping him in that condition. They were raising part wolf breeds, and apparently this one was too much wolf for them to think they had to feed him??? Several of the more ones they had for sell were very well fed and groomed.

    Anyway, he fattened up really well, and a person that I knew who liked him a lot, and the dog in turn, wanted him. He had a little basset hound and they became like brothers running free through the woods together behind my friends house.

    My friend said that his heart fell to his stomach the day the Basset Hound came running from the woods without wolf, as they had not separated from one another for the two years that he had him.

    He quickly went on a search and found “Wolf” shot to death. He never found the hunters, or any other possible suspects. But, at least he didn’t die from starvation, and he was absolutely happy when he died.


  2. I enjoyed this adee.


  3. Oh my…that was terrible!! But at least he did not die from starvation!!! Awesome my friend, I really enjoyed this 🙂


  4. i think wolves are beautiful…almost the same beauty that sharks hold…not that i want to be near them, but to watch them prowl…nice. nice verse…


    • I have always felt a kinship with wolves… but German Shepherd Dogs are the closest dogs I think. Sharks are also beautiful in a different kind of way – no frills, streamlined, graceful… almost robotic…


  5. And one by one the others joined in –
    Like links of a chain reaching across the land;..

    very well penned lines..
    love the images, it is good to look at them from distance…
    beautiful job!


  6. I really enjoyed this, Adee, and gorgeous photos too.


  7. Beautiful earthy creatures with a wildness that makes you yearn to cut loose your shackles and join them. What a pity they are also the most hunted and misunderstood animals…. sad – very sad.


  8. This is the perfect post and may be one that should be followed up to see what happens

    A chum emailed this link the other day and I am eagerly looking your next content. Carry on on the first class work.


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