Maurice Rowlands

Wolf - Poem by Maurice Rowlands

You are not alone
Howling up to the inviting glow of the moon
Beautiful She-Wolf
Tethered by chains

You are not forsaken
Squinting up to the blast of the sun
Damned nocturnal creature
Tethered by night

You are not mistaken
Mistaken for mere canine
Eyes glistening
Tethered by fear

You are not shaken
Howling because we have lost you
Beautiful creature
Tethered by prejudice

Come back to us
We are tethered by our fear of you


Topic(s) of this poem: animal

Comments about Wolf by Maurice Rowlands

  • Thayne Tuason (2/20/2016 7:34:00 PM)

    As a botanist, I find this confusing. Lupine? Lupus is latin for wolf however, I'm still envisioning fields of purple and white flowers howling because they are lost and being mistaken for animals. (Report) Reply

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  • Elias Uddin (3/23/2014 10:22:00 PM)

    Come back to us
    We are tethered by our fear of you

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, March 22, 2014

Poem Edited: Monday, March 24, 2014

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