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As I walk along in life, my muses dance with reflection inspiring me to release the thoughts and emotions of my pondering mind through poetry.

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Friday, November 26, 2010

when spirits touch… - duel poetry

the call of a lone wolf
through the deepest corners
of the northern forest
a sound so primeval

from a forgotten soul
a wanderer of time
a time before men
walked the mossy path
alone, separated
and divided from all
now their relative calls
out their names

pleading for them
to return to the old ways
when men knew their brothers
and walked with their sisters
a time they lived side by side
no blades between or
tar soaked earth
only the warmth of love

for one another
a deep respect
for all who shared this place
and walked upon this path
a thousand miles far
the call of a lone wolf
resonates, passing through
earth, water, fire, and air
a girl lifts her ears
and speaks to the wind

brother I hear you
your voice is my voice
your sadness is mine
the lone wolf replies
young one, I carry
too heavy a burden
for your soft back
the girl smiles
and says to the old one
then let us do as before
and share the burden's
of this world

by Charles Martin & River Urke

Charlie and I did it again! A duel poetry challenge. We were finished in less then a day.  :)
Duel Poetry a prearranged poetry writing challenge  between two people to evolve a new poem where each writer must respond to the other writer’s lines  (4 -5 ) until both parties agree that the poem is complete.
posted September 14th on old site


Hope said...

this is absolutely beautiful! your words are touching and very deep. enjoyed it very much!

love the idea of working with another. wonderful team work!

Sherry Blue Sky said...

I so love this! For so many reasons. My soul stirred when I saw the image of the howling wolf. Then the words - the words!!!!!!! Calling to deep inside me, the longing for the Old Ways of reverence for the earth. Set against the background of big rocks - just altogether so beautiful. And then I see that you worked in tandem on this - two poets creating one poem. I have never heard of that (but I dont get out much:)) and it worked really well on this poem. I am curious as to who wrote what. Do you each do about four lines in response to the other's four lines? This poem is very very wonderful. I love it SO MUCH!!!!!! In Nuu chah nulth, I say "Kleco!"

Anonymous said...

Quite like this one also... though I could have used a line break or two. (And no possessive apostrophe in 'burdens', penultimate line.. sorry I'm horribly pedantic).

Solid work, both of you

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