Werewulf

Without question, verse from the dark side of the moon, as I spend moments inside black, in contemplation with absence – in meditation with a question mark.

How do you deal with solitude?
The other day in the classroom, I stared at Morgan’s poetry, stapled among a sea of blue background paper.
There, a carefully cut hyena, with a few lines from his poem.

And then, this line – I am the slave of darkness. The rest emerged from my black pen…

Whereas, part one deals with such folklore creature, part two & three zoom in further into fur & animal print.

This triptych is entitled:Werewulf

With grateful thanks to Edwin Morgan’s Hyena.

1.
Late old English.

I am darkness,
I am the dark side of the blue,
I am so afraid of colours,
I am the killer of
purple,
crimson,
twilight –

I am the howler,
moon’s
hunter,

I am the sharp ivory fangs

I am the saliva heaver,
I am orange eyed inside black,
I am the hunchback of bleak lands,
where heather burns but never blooms;

I am manimal nocturnal,
the outsider with
chiselled
claws,

I am intruder in
your
dreams,

I am the slave in darkness

——-
2.
Wolverine

heavily built,
short-legged meat eater with
a long coat, brown in
colour,
winter-eyed,
bushy-tailed –
native to
tundra & forests,

Gulo gulo,
deep inside white.

———-
3.
dactylogram

an impression of five fingers
on a rock face,
heather,
icecap
or
fresh
snowflakes,

digital dream,
a signature left to
ponder,

dactylographic formula.

© Nat Hall 2014

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