Sunday, September 25, 2011

Wolf

The wolf's at the door.
His howls fall like autumn leaves,
red raw as heartache.

His howls fall like leaves,
scratching at the dead wood sky,
splintering the stars.

Red raw as heartache.
Virgin moons between his teeth
The wolf's at the door.

For Haiku Heights and Poetics and dVerse.

20 comments:

chromapoesy.com said...

dead wood sky,
splintering the stars.

Red raw as heartache.
Virgin moons between his teeth

my favorite part :)

oceangirl said...

I feel the pain, but I cannot help.

Christine said...

you are always thinking outside the box, amazing write, you are a mentor with words

unsungpoet said...

This poem evokes some striking images...

Sylvia K said...

Some striking images indeed! You do have a way with words, MZ. One can feel the pain.

Sylvia

Old Raven said...

Anything, anything at all to do with wolf my age-long friend, yes Raven loves the wolf. Good poem ... great images.

hedgewitch said...

I can't imagine a better set of images than this--entire first stanza, the dead wood sky, virgin moons--all of it. Fine poem, and amazingly effective and light touch on the repetition.

Fireblossom said...

That bi--, um, I meant to say, The Witch stole what i was going to say! ;-)

Really, this overflows with marvelous imagery.

Brian Miller said...

god, haunting...virgin moons between his teeth...nice touch....

Fred said...

Very nice lines- Love the first stanza- haikus make it even more impressive, thanks

Gemma Wiseman said...

Like a trailer for an out of body nightmare! Wonderfully disturbing!

Lydia said...

Wonderful imagery, perfect presentation.

Tara R. said...

Stunning words.

kaykuala said...

MZ,
Fast and hard rendition. This makes for a forceful take . Great!

Hank

Eric 'Bubba' Alder said...

I've always thought of a wolf's howl as something that rises and soars before eventually drifting away... but that would hardly suit your poem now, would it? Nice piece!

Susie Clevenger said...

I can see the wolf of despair tearing the heart after its been broken...such vivid imagery...I have felt this pain before...Fantastic work!!

Arron Shilling said...

american werewolf in London still makes me shit my pants - i watch it all the time though - brilliant

Caty said...

love the line "splintering the stars" -the emotions elicited from your imagery is terrific!

Kathiesbirds said...

I like this one also!

The Gooseberry Garden said...

fabulous, love it.

welcome sharing your poetry with us today,

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