Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Wonder??? Wednesday #5 Wolf

  Halloween is soon approaching.  I thought it would be fun to pay a visit to the Big, Bad Wolf.  Okay, not big n' bad...just Wolf.   What comes to mind when you hear the word wolf?  Do you see Little Red Riding Hood walking in the forest with a basket full of goodies, off to visit Grandma.  Maybe you see the Three Little Pigs outsmarting the wolf, or you see a gorgeous creature shrouded with mystery.  Maybe you think of the howling type with vampires always trying to nip at their toes, not nose, lol.  Maybe you think of folklore and Indian legends or maybe you think of Clarrisa Pinkola Estes' book, "Women Who Run with the Wolves".  

*photo via here

                                                            

"Wolves are legendary because of their spine-tingling howl, which they use to communicate. A lone wolf howls to attract the attention of his pack, while communal howls may send territorial messages from one pack to another. Some howls are confrontational. Much like barking domestic dogs, wolves may simply begin howling because a nearby wolf has already begun"  via here~

You decide how you want to portray our prompt Wolf.  You can share legend, fairytale or fictional werewolves. We want to walk in the forest and hear the whispers of the wild, in your poems.


Let me share a bit about the Wolf Totem, just for fun.   The wolf is a teacher and a pathfinder, may he or she lead you to the whispers of the wild.    I look forward to your poems~


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24 comments:

  1. Not a new one, I'm afraid, but I think you'll enjoy the history.

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  2. Rinkly-I enjoyed how many emotions you linked together~ Wow...can you hear me whistle ;D

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  3. I linked an old one, but want to write a new one :D

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  4. Well, you have hit on a topic dear to my heart, and timely. I Shall Return with a poem of some sort:)

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  5. Sherry-I knew you would not have any trouble with this prompt~ :D
    I love your Pup poems~

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  6. Hi Kathy, I thought we needed to go in a wild direction ;D

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  7. Well Here's mine, off to read now.

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  8. Written today...dedicated to some old friends.

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  9. Love this prompt! Actually posted an older poem like Rinkly Rimes because it fit quite well :)

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  10. hmm not a new one either but decided to post anyway :-)

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  11. I went for a bit of nostalgia here, needing as much of a break from the heavies as I ever take. Take a half-hour break and enjoy Boris Karloff's voice in "Peter and the Wolf" by Prokofiev.

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  12. Hi Susan-How fun! :D

    Uneven Steven-I did the same, but wasn't planning on it. I look forward to it :D

    Wordcoaster-I do not see anything wrong with sharing the poem again~
    Glad you joined in!

    Karen-Old friends...intriguing!

    Rch-Yours was fun to read :D
    off to make the rounds~

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  13. I've read everyone's Wolf poems. Impressed and inspired. My favorites are Sherry Blue Sky's and Listening daisy's, which created ethereal/surreal characters formed around wolf-like characteristics.

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  14. Linked a fresh one..but I am confused because I've a separate poem for Thursday Think Tank. What should I do?

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  15. If Mr. Linky doesn't work, I am at: http://purplepeninportland.wordpress.com

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  16. Ella,

    I am late, but better than not at all.
    My tale is a bit of a twist, involving a wolf...The wolves I am thinking about are the maned wolves, from South America, who look rather like foxes; red/brown and orange in colour.
    Halloween colours!!!

    Eileen

    I shall visit other poems as and when I can:)

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  17. Oh Ella - I am so glad I happened by here ... wolves are one of my favourite creatures. Many of the poetic community know I live with a wolf/border-collie cross, Farley - gentlest creature imaginable. I just think they are often a much misunderstood and maligned group and oh-so-beautiful. For those so inclined, author Jodi Picoult's latest is "Lone Wolf" and she deals with the topic with her usual panache and dilemma-presenting style. I've written many poems about wolves but this is one of my favourites ...

    http://leapinelephants.blogspot.ca/2012/10/lupine-loveliness.html

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    1. Sorry again: could you please remove the second link? The first is the correct one.
      I'm not feeling too brilliant today.

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  19. I'm having trouble commenting on a few of your sites~ I will be back tomorrow to try again! And then comment....
    Hope everyone is doing well...love what I have read, all of them are wonderful! :D

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  20. I went a little dark on this one! And a little late!

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