Poem Hunter
(04 October 1943 / Germany)


A balmy breeze
had hitched a ride
with early dusk
and whispered to
the sleepy trees
the meadow.

A pair of hairy ears
played in the current,
sensing solitude
as night had come,
imposing silence
onto the valley.

A moose will rarely
eat by itself,
as it prefers
like-minded company.

He had been isolated,
shunned, and stood
Only a yellow,
worried moon
for company.

When morning broke
an urgent buzzing
at first light
had woken birds
and squirrels.

The sky was black
with flies,
attracted by
the blood.

The wolves,
in deadly frenzy
of restraint,
had brought him down,
with all finesse
and skill
that only wolves

Yet they had killed
with kindness.
It is the way
of animals.
And something
humans never, ever
will understand.

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Comments (3)

Sad but true, animals only kill if they have to not for sport like humans. Good write!
Good poem. I guess that's one way to look on the bright side of things....the killing was kind. Sad still. Sincerely, Mary
Nice Poem Herbert. I could feel the gloom. Well written. Thank you.