Voice of the Wolf

For Carrie’s Sunday Muse BlogSpot. I managed to fix my puter.  Yayyyyy!


Photography by Sarolta Ban
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Voice of the Wolf
“Our lives are richer when we listen to what wolves have to teach us.” Jim and Jamie Dutcher

She approached the old woman slowly,
head down in a gesture of peace.
We are all wolves howling to the same moon,
she said.
the old woman put down her paper.
she pondered what the wolf said.
We are all wolves howling to the same moon,
the wolf said again.
This time,
the old woman rose from the bench
and followed as the wolf led her to the woods
and to the full moon.




28 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Carrie V. H.
    Feb 22, 2020 @ 16:23:23

    Oh this is absolutely wonderful Toni! A new favorite for me of yours. Love the message this holds. Lovely!


  2. Helen
    Feb 22, 2020 @ 16:36:35

    This gave me chills, the good kind.


  3. Beverly Crawford
    Feb 22, 2020 @ 17:51:31

    Heaven help me I missed the good message here and the first thought in my mind was “there’s goes another little old lady led down the garden path”! Pray for me!


  4. Sherry Marr
    Feb 22, 2020 @ 17:56:51

    This is so lovely. We ARE all wolves howling to the same moon. I would follow her too. I will, one day.


  5. Susie Clevenger
    Feb 22, 2020 @ 18:20:18

    Yes, follow the wolf and let the moon hear your howls.


  6. Just Barry
    Feb 22, 2020 @ 18:20:50

    I found the refrain intriguing enough to follow the wolf as well. Lovely poem.


  7. Anthony North
    Feb 23, 2020 @ 06:20:42

    Great words,chilling by one interpretation, beautiful by another. Clever. By the way, ‘follow’ is an anagram of ‘lo wolf’


    • kanzensakura
      Feb 23, 2020 @ 11:18:50

      Yeppers. I am aware of the anagram. You are one of the few to pick up on that. I often embed an anagram or classic haiku in my poems. You just have to search for them


  8. sarahsouthwest
    Feb 23, 2020 @ 07:34:15

    I love this, Toni. One of my absolute faves. I want to follow, too.


  9. qbit
    Feb 23, 2020 @ 08:25:11

    “We are all wolves howling to the same moon,” — yes!


  10. magicalmysticalteacher
    Feb 23, 2020 @ 10:55:14

    A good howl never hurts anyone!


  11. sanaarizvi
    Feb 23, 2020 @ 13:08:02

    Beautiful! 💝 I like the idea of howling to the same moon 😀


  12. RedCat
    Feb 23, 2020 @ 14:17:31

    I have to agree. A new favourite. ❤️
    And I’ll howl at the moon with you!


    • kanzensakura
      Feb 23, 2020 @ 18:13:20

      Aroooooo. I am known to howl at the moon. A dear friend of mine who died 3 years ago, became my friend when I wrote about howling at the moon. I miss her.

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  13. Rosemary Nissen-Wade
    Feb 23, 2020 @ 16:01:05

    Oh, how I love this version of what is happening! Yes, to be an old woman alone can – surprisingly – make for a new kind of freedom.


  14. kanzensakura
    Feb 23, 2020 @ 16:01:58

    Yes it can!


  15. ZQ
    Feb 23, 2020 @ 19:17:56



  16. oldegg
    Feb 24, 2020 @ 00:07:55

    In rather like the messages poets send with contributions this way hoping that humans will wake up and be part of the natural world again rather than a greedy thief and usurper that cares not about our fellow creatures in Earth


  17. Magaly Guerrero
    Feb 24, 2020 @ 14:06:49

    I can see them howling together, remembering that we will never be alone (if we look and see the world).


  18. Lori
    Feb 24, 2020 @ 14:37:05

    All wolves howling at the same moon. I love that image and idea. How alike we are women and wolves, both wild things under the gaze of the brilliant moon.


  19. othermary
    Feb 24, 2020 @ 15:23:18

    Yes! This is just right!


  20. susanstoo
    Feb 24, 2020 @ 17:52:53

    I love this–every bit of the image and story. It reminded me of an old Tanith Lee story in “Red as Blood,” where the mother ran with the wolves and her little girl had to learn how to join her.


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