Duel Poetry: when spirits touch

when the fog lifts (1)
photo by Charlie Martin

when spirits touch

the call of a lone wolf
echoes
through the deepest corners
of the northern forest
a sound so primeval
from a forgotten soul
a wanderer of time
a time before men
walked the mossy path
alone, separated
and divided from all
now their relative calls
out their names
pleading for them
to return to the old ways
when men knew their brothers
and walked with their sisters
a time they lived side by side
no blades between or
tar soaked earth
only the warmth of love
for one another
a deep respect
for all who shared this place
and walked upon this path
a thousand miles far
the call of a lone wolf
resonates, passing through
earth, water, fire, and air
a girl lifts her ears
and speaks to the wind
brother I hear you
your voice is my voice
your sadness is mine
the lone wolf replies
young one, I carry
too heavy a burden
for your soft back
the girl smiles
and says to the old one
then let us do as before
and share the burden’s
of this world

by Charlie Martin and River Urke

**Coming in September 2013 the release of their first Duel Poetry Book with CD, “when the night winds blow.” Photography accompanies each poem from either Charlie or River. They take turns reading plus have special guest readers. The CD is optional.

photo by Charlie Martin

reading by River Urke

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10 thoughts on “Duel Poetry: when spirits touch

  1. To share, even across the vast distances the winds travel, both voices converse well. Both book and conversation will be worth the wait until Spring here.

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