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NaPoWriMo Day 8 Poem ~~ Wolves

Hello people!

Hope your week is going great for each and every one of you.

Today I am doing a new form of poetry, well, it’s new to me anyway.  The things I’m learning in this monthly poetry challenge!

The type of poetry is called “lune form“.  The type I am doing was developed by Jack Collum. It’s a 3 line stanza. The first line has 3 words, the second has 5 words, the third has 3 words. It’s based on the Haiku. One can write a poem using just one stanza, or string a bunch of stanza’s together to make the poem.

What I have done is string a bunch of stanza’s to create my poem about wolves. Anyone that knows me well, knows I love wolves. They are such misunderstood and intelligent creatures.

I hope you enjoy my poem, and please leave comments! I love them!


(c) JLPhillips 2014
My painting of a wolf


Intelligent eyes shine
Endangered in many areas now
Unnecessary war fought

Trying to survive
In hostile man made environment
Is so unfair

Man could learn
From the ways of packs
Love, loyalty, care

Many different colors
Belonging to the same family
Acceptance is there

Each knows place
In the pack for efficiency
And for survival

They work together
In a tightly knit group
Wonderment to see

Howls sound out
Loud and eerie to humans
Talking between packs

Alpha male, female
Breeds to continue the lineage
Big happy family

Humans need humanity
When they deal with wolves
They aren’t enemies


I enjoy reading, writing, and painting. I love animals and at present have one dog (Sam) and 2 cats (brother and sister, Notwen and Pouncer). I've lived in various places in the USA and now in Canada. I've always enjoyed watching life and people and have developed an appreciation for it all. My outlook is sometimes out of the normal.... but that's what makes things so interesting! I am always interested in the opinions of others. Everyone has their own outlook and it's always worthwhile to listen!

14 thoughts on “NaPoWriMo Day 8 Poem ~~ Wolves

  1. I love, love, loooove wolves. Words can’t describe how much really and what’s happening nowadays is just heartbreaking. Your poem is wonderful, Jackie. ❤


  2. As you can see, I’m still trying to catch up. I loved the poem and enjoyed learning about the style. You did it well. I love all animals and hate how we have made their lives so hard. We can’t be human if we are not humane. Wolves are spectacular creatures with wonderful souls.


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