Wolves in the Wilderness

Month: February 2017

Wolves in the Wilderness

Wolves in the Wilderness

Wolves in the Wilderness   Once there were wolves in the deep, feathered snow. In quiet, ancient valleys.   In the mountains of Mexico.   I dreamt about it long ago, of a house with a flaking door; of coffee and music and bare feet falling softly on a sunlit floor.   Now there are places neither of us goes, and reasons only he knows.   There are wolves in Montana, stalking meadows lush and green.   Tearing farm dogs limb from limb in night-time pastures pristine.   There are wolves that live only in our childhood memories.   Things

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Eudora

This is an old poem I wrote when my grandmother was beginning to deteriorate with early onset Alzheimer’s.  As it happens, and as life goes, my grandfather became suddenly ill not long after this with a severe brain tumour and passed away a year before my grandma.   This was my imagining life without her. It might seem a funny thing to say, but I’m glad it happened the way it did.  Whilst my grandma missed my grandad so much, I have a feeling he simply wouldn’t have coped without her.  She was a tender woman with an enormous reserve

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