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Mirror Poem Inspired by Wolf Photo

Marc Latham’s latest Folding Mirror poem is an ekphrastic one  inspired by a wolf calendar photo. The October wolf’s grey paws seemed to join it to the rock it stood on, so the connection between wolf and Earth seemed a good topic for a mirror poem. Here it is:

Wolves 2012 Calendar, October Star Wolf

fire melting gold
fall full flow
leaves oval shaped
seem to poke
fun behind rump
tongue-twisting
on thin reaching branches

both stand on rock, green and grey coloured

under strong running legs
tree-like
paws resemble  plinths
keep head grounded
feminine tongue smiles
sunrise eyes shine
below mountain peaks

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Bipolar Mirror Poem and Reflection

Is happiness a neglect of duty? It seems that avoiding bad news is the best way to be happy if you’re single, unattached and comfortable financially. Travel can give you that freedom to be happy, as you’re away from the usual concerns you have at home.

Mirror Poem Reflection 

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English: Rydal Mount, Gardens landscaped by William Wordsworth. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Hi, it’s William Wolfsworth, poetry correspondent at the greenYgrey inspired by legendary Romantic poet William Wordsworth and wolves.

At home you feel like you can and should try and make a difference, even if the political system ultimately seems to do what it wants anyway.

However, when travelling or on holiday you can have other problems, such as feeling isolated or hassled.

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26_sleeping soldiers. Very little was spoken between us (Photo credit: Jim Surkamp)

Even if you escape humanity you can be left wondering why the world is the way it is, and if there’s any point to existence.

Of course there are good times too; and times when the world seems all wonderful and perfect.

I think that’s what Marc Latham was trying to say in his Mine Bipolar Mind poem available from the above link on fmpoetry.wordpress.com and included in his 242 Mirror Poems and Reflections book along with Reflection 13, which premieres online below:

Reflection 13

You cannot escape –
thinking you’re free
one side of the mind
on the same body.

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Mirror Poem Celebrates Wonderful Women and Wacky Wolves

Marc Latham’s latest Folding Mirror poem started its incubation on January 28th, when Chris Packham’s Inside The Animal Mind highlighted a wolf’s sense of smell by showing that it loves strong scents such as Chanel. Then this week Grado visited Nicky Clarke’s salon in a documentary about Glasgow’s Insane Fight Club wrestling shows, and had his hair coloured by the lovely Rebecca Rock. The two halves of the Folding Mirror were put in place. Here’s the poem:

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Women and Wolves, Different ways Delectable

perfume in air
way you wear
feminine essence
flowing sun hair
smiling eyes
a graceful touch
oozing strength
to be yourself

good humoured woman, wolves love scent

swimming in chanel
rolling euphoria
one shaggy sight
laughing mouth
full coated fur
natural exuberance
lights up life
paws upside down

wolf roll

Marc Latham’s central site is the Greenygrey (http://www.greenygrey.co.uk), and he has books available on Smashwords and Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/author/marclatham).

Wolf News from Sweden and British Television

Wolves starred in the first episode of my human parallel Chris Packham‘s Inside the Animal Mind. This made for a great greenygrey wolf and human cover photo to advertise the nature documentary.

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Wolf and Dog Differences

The documentary showed that although wolves and dogs are essentially the same, they have evolved very different sensory styles because wolves remained wild while dogs were domesticated by humanity.

Wolves rely very heavily on smelling, which is very acute, while dogs use more of their other senses, such as sight for responding to human directions.

Sweden Cancels Wolf Hunt

Hi, it’s Chris Packwolf, with a round-up of the greenygrey-related animal news in the human  world. 

First of all, I’d like to thank the Swedish and Norwegian governments and people for preserving their wild wolf packs.

The Swedish government stopped a wolf cull this month.

Animal Worlds

In another new nature documentary, Hidden Kingdoms reminded me of Marc Latham’s ant theory, with small animals shown living just as eventful lives as bigger mammals in the world humans and wolves see and smell. 

The grasshopper mouse featured in the first episode was like a little wolf, even howling to communicate and mark its territory.

The mouse also shares the wolf’s tenacity, fighting species much bigger than it, helped by evolving immunity from scorpion and snake venom.

Nepal Mastiff Dog Mountain Photos

There was also some great greenygrey scenery on Marc Latham’s travel25years blog, with a mastiff dog and other animals enjoying a sleepy existence high up in the Himalayas.

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There’s also a lot of hard work going on around there though, and it’s a tough place to live, as shown in other photos on the t25y site.

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Nature Photos Focusing on Wolves

Hi, it’s Baron Wolfman, head honcho of Greenygrey creation in the absence of the legendary Andy Wolfhol. I’ve been storing up some greenygrey Facebook goodies for winter, and am sharing them with you below.

Wolf and Nature Photos

I’ve got lots of nice wolf photos, and a few others with great greenygrey scenes. The names of those who posted them are under the photos, and the photos link to their Facebook pages.

In this first one, a wolf seems to be enjoying greenygreying on a cold morning… or doing an impression of the genie’s lamp!

Photo: When you hear the howling, the wolf has come, about you to accompany a piece of your path. He takes away the seriousness of the day and gives you the ease of being.
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Just a cute pup enjoying a snooze with the warmth of its parent amongst great greenygrey nature in this photo:

Photo: Beautiful, peaceful, perfect ...♥♥Photo - fotocommunity
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This wolf seems to be between a greenygrey rock and a greenygrey hard place:

Photo: Live the life you deserve,Trust in what matters,Put faith into your intuition,To be all you can be andLove unconditionally with integrity.love & light ... <3words copyright Soul Wolf Journey  2012 photographer unknownshare like
Soul Wolf Journey

Nice greenygrey trees behind this wolf:

Photo: A THOUGHT TO PONDER..."When one tugs at a single thing in nature he finds it attached to the rest of the world."  -  John Muir#standforwolves
Wolfwatcher

Nice mixture of human and rhino greenygrey in this photo, with some vegetation to complement the main scene.

Photo: Many of you are preparing to celebrate #Thanksgiving. What are you thankful for this year? We're thankful for the support of our members, the hard work of our passionate staff and the sacrifices that #wildlife rangers make on the front lines of this fight to save Africa's beautiful, treasured species. Thank you. http://bit.ly/1er0dCpPhoto: Phil Perry Wildlife Photography
African Wildlife Foundation

This kangaroo doesn’t seem into boomeranging!

Photo: Hello from Australia! Our expert Suzanne Stone has been visiting with researchers and ranchers there, and getting a great look at the local wildlife along the way. Since our nonlethal methods of keeping wolves away from livestock have been so successful, Suzanne is looking to see if they can also help Australian ranchers with dingoes. Read about her trip and see more photos at http://dfnd.us/1bGjOk4
Defenders of Wildlife

Northern Lights provide spectacular greenygrey scene over Iceland.

Photo: Stunning!This great shot of the Northern Lights across Iceland is by Stephane Vetter, as part of his Sacred Nights collection. If you love these kinds of photos (just like us!) then you’ll want to check out Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD) for more gems!Take a look here http://1.usa.gov/1gp0Hdu
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HTC Advert Greenygrey Trolls – German Shepherd Howls to Wolves

Hi, it’s Harry Silhouetteof-Wolfhowlingonhill. Without animals and the environment there would be no trolls. Without trolls, there would be less greenygrey in the new HTC advert:

German Shepherd Howls with Wolves

Without wolves, there would be no dogs. In this Wimp.com/wolfhowling link a German Shepherd dog remembers its ancestry by howling after listening intently to a wolf howling.

Yellowstone Wolf Reintroduction Helps Beaver Biodiversity

Hi, it’s Harry Silhouetteof-Wolfhowlingonhill, television correspondent at the Greenygrey. I was delighted to see that the BBC‘s fascinating series, Nature’s Microworlds, recently had an episode about how wolves reintroduced to Yellowstone in the 1990s helped the oldest national park in the world’s river ecosystem return to its best state since wolves were exterminated in the 1920s.

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Yellowstone Wolves Benefit Beavers and Biodiversity

In Nature’s Microworlds‘ infotainment style, the Steve Backshall-narrated documentary took the viewer through several reasons why wolves might have helped beavers thrive; eliminating them one by one in a Sherlock Holmes-style deductive reasoning.

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Nature (Photo credit: @Doug88888)

Was the key connection coyotes, bears, bison or elk?

Thankfully for us, Marc Latham has written a new article about it for his Suite 101 Natural World Media channel; including a Greenygrey image; and it provides a more in-depth account of the documentary; its information; and the key link between wolves and beavers that has helped to replenish Yellowstone’s riverbanks.

 

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