Granville Holt

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Shadow Song

Shadow Song
(written after reading Matterhorn, by Karl Marlantes)


Ever taken a trip to somewhere far off?
A hundred miles is enough or 500 or maybe a thousand,
Or 10,000.

Distance is unrelated to time once you arrive,
The mind catalogs and the body adjusts,
You recall the sky, the clouds, the dozing off
And the fog of dreams.

The NOW is what we see before us
Each step streams over and around
Pebbles, boulders and down waterfalls
Of days in our river of living

Bruised, wounded, sometimes bludgeoned
We bleed through our ...

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Wolf Song

Not the night call for his mate
Nor the full moon instinct howl
This wolf song sings forlorn fate
A lonesome breed on singular prowl

Alone in their wild forest home
Guardians of woodland mystery
High upon timbered mountain tops
They roam deep shadows ranging free