Meeting of Ancients

Written for:  Sunday Muse #96


Photography by Sarolta Ban

Ah, I see you
are as ancient
as me, Wolf.
I have been sitting
on this bench
for the longest
time in barrenness
and fog. Do you
come to me out of
loneliness, in need
of warmth from another?

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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26 Responses to Meeting of Ancients

  1. Sherry Marr says:

    I love this, Sara. Love the idea of the wolf coming to her out of loneliness. Sometimes kindred spirits find each other.


  2. Jim says:

    Old folk, most, are in need of warmth. I’m the reverse, I run warm and am a ‘warmer’.
    When we talk of older folk in need of warmth, I think of King David.


  3. Carrie V. H. says:

    Love this from the title to the closing question! Wonderful Sara!


  4. anthonynorth says:

    Good question at the end, though i doubt I’d have sounded so optimistic. Great write.


  5. wyndolynne says:

    I am now picturing the wolf sitting on the bench, leaning against her shoulder or curled at her hip. Such as a wonderful coziness from that prompt. 🙂


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  7. Helen says:

    The universal need for warmth, for nurturing, your poem tells us so.


  8. Beverly Crawford says:

    “in barreness and fog” .. what a descriptive phrase! Each is no doubt glad of company. Good write.


  9. Lori says:

    Lone wolves no longer. A new kindred pack is found.


  10. othermary says:

    I love it that you make them seeking comfort from one another, rather than being enemies.


  11. Susie Clevenger says:

    Love the idea of a wolf seeking you for comfort, communion.


  12. susanstoo says:

    Looking and listening can be a start of a long friendship. Very nice!


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