HEAR THE HOWL

Hear the Howl ...
Wolves are depicted as a sacred animal in many cultures.
Native Americans prize the wolf for its loyalty (mates for life,) hunting and predatorial skills, and innate ability to nurture, educate, and lead younger members of the pack.
The wolf is highly intelligent and territorial, and has been known to sacrifice itself for the protection of its family.
The howl of the wolf is one of the most notable and distinguished "cries" known to man. Through it he conveys authority, primacy, and a certain sense of community, longing, and a shared lonliness.
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 CALL OF THE WILD
By: Darrelyn L. Tutt

A natural lope of ease and grace,
They sweep the earthen floor;
A tribal pack of ancient ones,
That travel in rapport.

Closely bound to nature’s call,
And singular intent;
Moving on in one accord,
And ritualistic bent.

Mouths of movement toward the moon,
A hollow ringing ache;
A sort of howling solitude,
Where distant ones' awake.

A cultivated moaning deep,
Awaiting echoed cry;
A shadow in the dark of night,
A single lone reply.

A wolf alone without a pack,
A guttural empty song;
The primal fear of solo flight,
And nowhere to belong.

She resolutely makes her way,
Across the distant plain,
Beneath the moon of slivered gold,
To sound with their refrain.

A natural lope of ease and grace,
They sweep the earthen floor;
A tribal pack of ancient ones,
That travel in rapport.
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