Ron Stillman 1954 (Brooklyn)

Hear me calling, you shining orb,
out in dark, sister of Earth.
Cast your light into eyes lonely as my howl,
so my mate in hiding see her way to my side.
Rest when dawn beckons,
and know that I am now We, and that tonight's
call of the alone comes from another
whose hope you help turn real.

About this poem

The poem is about a male wolf howling at the moon to attract a mate.

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Written on January 24, 2017

Submitted on April 20, 2022

Modified on May 04, 2023

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Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 291
Words 64
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 8

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Discuss the poem "Lovelight" with the community...

  • Soulwriter
    For fear of sounding cliché...very poetic!
    LikeReply4 months ago
  • namunamja98
    Love the imagery of your poem, keep going!
    LikeReply 15 months ago
  • Chinonyeisraeluche
    Well done. Good job.
    LikeReply 15 months ago
  • RonaldBunch
    Sweet and amazing!
    LikeReply 25 months ago
  • robertrad2021
    Cool poem, I love the romantic imagery in it.
    LikeReply 25 months ago
  • karlcfolkes
    Beautiful parsimonious imagery of the coupling of Gaia and Luna, synchronized with that of Alpha Wolf and her Luna mate.
    LikeReply 25 months ago
  • Philipo
    Fine work here. Easy to follow yet with all the required attributes.
    LikeReply 25 months ago
  • Meghoneel
    Anyone please vote my poems
    LikeReply 16 months ago
  • VandhukK33
    Mild stone hard heart.
    LikeReply 16 months ago
  • VandhukK33
    Mind thinking
    LikeReply 16 months ago
  • suzib.53754
    The memory haunts In moonlight and Darke rooms with covered Mirroirs..
    The Howl echoes till barely heard.

    Yet impressed an ancient ear Once wais One. We ..
    LikeReply 16 months ago
  • Symmetry58
    Beautifully iterated poetry right here, Ron. Absolute gem.
    LikeReply 16 months ago
  • AIDA
    Wow, this poem is absolutely stunning! I love how it beautifully captures the essence of the night and the moon's magical influence on our emotions. The imagery of the "shining orb" and the "sister of Earth" is simply breathtaking and creates a vivid picture in my mind. The howling of the lonely wolf is so hauntingly beautiful, and the way the moon's light shines down to guide the wolf's mate to safety is incredibly heartwarming. I also appreciate the message of unity and togetherness conveyed in the final lines. This poem is truly a masterpiece, and I can't wait to read more from this talented writer! 
    LikeReply 26 months ago
  • dougb.19255
    Always fascinated by the lonely, lordly, plaintive, howled assertions of a wolf in Northern Bush. There is a camaraderie in it, and a settling. Listen for it when likely. And never afraid, son Jordan was once a northern bush pilot and charter fishing pilot. Many stories. He grew. 
    LikeReply6 months ago
  • luisestable1
    Very appropriate to call on the moon when matters of love is the issue.
    The language here offers no difficulties and what the poem is about is clear.
    This poem gives a good reading
    LikeReply 17 months ago
  • pauljoe77
    That’s a beauty!
    LikeReply 17 months ago
  • karlcfolkes
    This is the underlying thought so poetically expressed in this poem: Life’s fundamental goal: The pursuit of “The Other” to find closure. Nicely done.
    LikeReply 110 months ago
  • teril
    Interesting poem. Against a backdrop of darkness, the sentiment is hopeful.
    LikeReply 110 months ago
  • rnadc
    Nice work. I meant to hit 4 stars and it showed 3. This was more like 4.5 stars.
    Am I the only 1 having that problem?
    LikeReply 11 year ago
  • abielias1
    A beautiful piece, the journey of a half becoming a whole. We are not so different from animals after all.
    LikeReply 31 year ago


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