Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Rik George writes

Remembrance Nineteen 

Somewhere near a coyote calls 
Hopeless love for the moon above.
We put her in an earthen grave 
And filled it with dirt and our farewells.

The coyote’s hymn infuses me 
With melancholy. I am sad;
There’s discord clanging in my head. 
A voice declares this should not be,

That I’m alive and she is not. 
I flounder lost in nighttime gloom
Huddled in a darkened room 
Recalling how she loved her cat.

The hapless coyote tries again 
To woo the moon with ballads. Fool
He is to hope, for he will fail 
To win the stony-hearted moon.

 Image result for coyote image

1 comment:

  1. The coyote, a North American wolf-like animal, is very vocal. Its most iconic sound consists of a howl emitted by solitary individuals. (Its name is derived from the Nahuatl "coyotl," meaning "barking dog.") It was especially respected in Mesoamerican cosmology as a symbol of military might, and may even have been a precursor to the Aztec god Quetzalcoatl.


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