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Timber Wolf
by Jackie S Brooks

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A Naga-Uta describing an incident at our local zoo some years ago. I was admiring the alpha male and his reaction to my gaze brought people running to see what was happening. I was told that gazing directly into their eyes is seen as a challenge. Not my intention at all!!


Timber Wolf

Timber wolf backs away
As I gaze deeply into
His solemn grey eyes.
I see beautiful grey wolf,
Magnificent male.
He throws back his head and howls,
Rest of pack join in.
My gaze seen as a challenge
To his leadership.
Admiration misconstrue d
My intent misunderstood.

Jackie S Brooks
7 September 2003

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Reviewed by Mr. Ed 9/8/2003
I loved this one! We males of any species are a little weird!!

Reviewed by Bhuwan Thapaliya 9/8/2003
Excellent write....loved this superb write!!!
Reviewed by E. Richardson 9/7/2003, you mean you have never been howled at by a wolf before?...heheheh...
All kidding aside, I like this a lot. It is one of those poems that comes from close observation and recall...Excellent job.
Reviewed by Robin Spicer 9/7/2003
maybe it was male pride that made him uncomfortable.
I like this piece, thank you.
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 9/7/2003
We humans would do well to understand the subtle signs of other animals. The overly large font "shouts" at me and drive me away. Be more subtle and capture me with your verse.
Reviewed by john zimmerman 9/7/2003
it is said that a good hunter can get close enough ro touch his quarry by 1] not looking at the quarry. 2] not walking directly at it.
(head down anf meander)
btaim -- good write

Reviewed by Trixie Love 9/7/2003
Great write Jackie...

Trixie :)
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 9/7/2003
Excellent write, Jackie! THat's why I NEVER look an animal in the eyes, especially if it is a dog or a wild animal; or else they may be chomping on me for lunch! YIKES! (((HUGS))) and love, your friend, Karen Lynn in Texas.
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 9/7/2003
That would of been quite the experience! Great write.
Reviewed by Pamela Kimmell 9/7/2003
Great story Jackie! Hey - you may have been misconstrued, but it's not just any woman who can prompt the proverbial "wolf call" have a way with animals don't you. Your "elephant" encounter and now the wolf. Great write.
Reviewed by Sandie Angel 9/7/2003
Oh yes, it's supposed to be a challenge. I've heard about this too. Good write Jacqueline!

Sandie Angel a.k.a. May Lu :o)
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 9/7/2003
WoW!! Intense write!!

Love this write jackie!!

love tinka

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