Coyote Devotee

Coyote Devotee

A Poem by barleygirl
"

blue moon coming soon!

"


My paws pad nimbly along the Pacific Crest
snuffling evening scents as I drift to the west
briefly I pause for a rodent nibble and a rest
longing to erase her demise unexpressed.

Longtime mate graced the rainbow bridge
sparking my solo search along Sapphire Ridge
yearning spirit nudges me onward just a smidge
when an indigo zephyr keens frosty as a fridge.

This hefty heartache is my haunting bugaboo
tramping a scrub-brush trail until I find a view
sudden astral jinx spurs mysterious voodoo
unleashing coyote visions of a rendezvous.

My deft paws dance not unlike Don Quixote
as the blue moon traverses so misty and floaty
howling for a new mate all husky and throaty
come cute canine, let me be your new devotee.




© 2018 barleygirl



Author's Note

barleygirl
crossing rainbow bridge = when an animal dies . . .
blue moon = 2nd full moon in the same calendar month

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I liked the coyotes. I met them often in odd places. The California Death Valley. I shared water with a few of them. I enjoyed the story in the poetry. I liked the wolves and the coyotes. They live in the city of Detroit somehow. Can see at night. I like where you live. Thank you dear friend for sharing the amazing poetry.
Coyote

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

3 Weeks Ago

I was thinking of you, my Coyote friend, when I wrote this poem! *smile* I'm amazed they survive in .. read more



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I liked the coyotes. I met them often in odd places. The California Death Valley. I shared water with a few of them. I enjoyed the story in the poetry. I liked the wolves and the coyotes. They live in the city of Detroit somehow. Can see at night. I like where you live. Thank you dear friend for sharing the amazing poetry.
Coyote

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

3 Weeks Ago

I was thinking of you, my Coyote friend, when I wrote this poem! *smile* I'm amazed they survive in .. read more
I guess they are making their joyful noises to the Moon. I live in the woods of Alabama and I see all kinds of animals. They are amazing as your poem. Excellent rhyming.

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


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barleygirl

3 Weeks Ago

I live in a cabin in the wilderness, so I rarely see other humans. This is a blessing, becuz I've le.. read more
Sami Khalil

3 Weeks Ago

I do agree. I feel at home in the wilderness so to speak. Enjoy. You are welcome.
A brave rhyming pattern! But thanks for reminding us that it's not only humans that know grief.

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barleygirl

3 Weeks Ago

My good friend Norman calls this "unirhyme" & that works! *smile* It's challenging to do it without .. read more
Just like humans, coyotes are just trying to live their life, like any animal actually. A great descriptions that takes you inside the mind of the coyote.

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


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barleygirl

3 Weeks Ago

I haven't done it much, but I really enjoyed taking on the perspective of a furry one! Thanks for sh.. read more
I recall years ago, the family German shepherd having nine pups. One died at birth. So we buried it straight away, thinking she wouldn't notice. She noticed alright. It was really sad.

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


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barleygirl

3 Weeks Ago

Amazing share! Reminds me of how elephants are so connected & how they clearly grieve, too. Thanks f.. read more
A delightfully strange poem. I love the imagery and that last verse is amazing to read. That Rainbow Bridge is like Bifrost, right?

A great poem all in all

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barleygirl

3 Weeks Ago

I volunteered at animal shelters for many years & we all used the "Rainbow Bridge" way of referring .. read more
Now I see the full power of the blue moon,Margie Your metamorphosis into "Canis latrans" is quite obvious with this autobiography.🤓
Seriously though, the message that even wild creatures need companionship is brought out so well with this lesson in compassion.
As always, I'm agog with your ability to maintain such a relevancy of language on all your topics ,and still use monorhyme so effectively.
(((Hugs))) N. (or, should that be (((Howls))).



Posted 3 Weeks Ago


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barleygirl

3 Weeks Ago

I love (((HOWLS)))!!! Good one! I should be using that, since there are two blue moons starting out .. read more
our wonderful animals do grieve ..of that i am sure...but the ol' dog grants short memory and off he trots...hot to trot i must say ;) this is such a cute and affectionate look at Coyote man ...we have a pack of them down the hollar a piece ...when they get going as a group it is what the good Lord calls a joyful noise when humans can't sing but do :))))
E.
ps. i really like the rainbow bridge concept ..

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

3 Weeks Ago

With two blue moons starting out this YEAR OF THE DOG, I'm on a roll with the moon poems, I guess! *.. read more
Einstein Noodle

3 Weeks Ago

yes...i am watching with anticipation the blue/blood moon coming right up ... (((((((((((((((M)))))).. read more
In search of a new love to replace the old. Such melancholy. And there is to be a third full moon this month!

Take care - Dave

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

3 Weeks Ago

Since I'm a moonchild (July 4 b-day), I go a little crazy on the moon poems, especially with two blu.. read more
I like the choice of words that you used, it make me feel the imagery


Posted 4 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

3 Weeks Ago

I must've been a canine in an earlier life, becuz I do my best writing when it's about these furry f.. read more

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