The Ritual

Written for:  Sunday Muse #102

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Photography by Anatasiya Dobrovolskaya click HERE for Website

In Autumn’s gold
woods, the women
meet as they do
each year, a ritual
that allows them
to cherish each
other and their
extraordinary
companions of the wild.
Dark-haired woman contrasts
with her white wolf, pale
blonde woman’s skin
is set off by startling
red fox, and red-haired
woman hugs black wolf.
All three women take
the forms of their
charges, all of whom have
long, bushy tails that
wrap around women’s necks
in dead of Winter.

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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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25 Responses to The Ritual

  1. Sherry Marr says:

    I love their “extrordinary companions of the wild.” And I can SEE those bushy tails wrapped around their necks in winter.

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  2. Sherry Marr says:

    I love their “extrordinary companions of the wild.” And I can SEE those bushy tails wrapped around their necks in winter.

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  3. Carrie V. H. says:

    I love the contrasts, the ritual, and the bushy tailed extraordinary companions! This is beautiful Sara!

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  4. Helen says:

    This feels surreal… I like it.

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  5. msjadeli says:

    They are kindred spirits for sure. Such a pretty photo.

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  6. ivor20 says:

    The aura is happy and mystical…

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  7. Jim says:

    I smiled, Sara. The ending I liked, it caught me by surprise.
    ..

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  8. Excellently powerful ending to this. Nice one.

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  9. wyndolynne says:

    The bushy tails! What a wonderful image of cozy winter.

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  10. Susie Clevenger says:

    Love it and delighted by the unexpected ending.

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  11. Beverly Crawford says:

    A bit of fantasy, well written. Love that last line!

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  12. Jim says:

    This would be a fun outing, Sara. For ladies!! The last lines sneak up, “all of whom have
    long, bushy tails that wrap around women’s necks in dead of Winter.: I.e., they will be killed for their fur before winter. Yikes!!!
    ..

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