Saturday, August 4, 2012

Caged Wolf

Wolf by Yorvig @ deviantART

How can the wolf remain
True to his wild heart
When harnessed by a gold ring,
When feral nature is traded
For a matrimonial cage?
How can his lupine essence flow
As freedom ebbs away
In a cloak of polite civility?
Creatures of the night
Are meant to roam unfettered,
Guided only by instinct.
The hunter who stays in the den
Instead of stalking and feasting
Will soon find his happiness
Replaced by his soul’s starvation.

~~~~  This poem was inspired by a prompt from Imaginary Garden with Real Toads, where we were asked to consider the Sinead O’Connor song “The Wolf is Getting Married.”  I’ve included a video for those not familiar with the tune.


Kerry O'Connor said...

You pose a question which I'm sure has nagged at us all: how do you tie the wolf down with a ring?

Mary said...

So true of wolves, Mary. They ARE meant to move unfettered. It must be horrible for them to be caged....your poem captured that well.

Marian said...

wowweee, matrimonial cage.

Margaret said...

So dramatic... "his soul's starvation"! (some guys just aren't meant for marriage :)

Ella said...

I love the imagery and how you poem guided us~ It was insightful and makes us all wonder...

Sherry Blue Sky said...

LOVE the "matrimonial cage".....loved reading this!