Wild Faith by Karla Morton


“Wild Faith” by Karla Morton


All angels, good and bad have the power of transmutating our bodies
– St. Thomas Aquinas


This is how we claim life –
a little wild yet,
transformed by drinking rain
from wolf prints.
We are pack stalking.
We are women walking.

There is not much difference
between woman and wolf,
the love of the hunt,
the steady cadence,
the stare of black-lined eyes.

Even the square of day
seeps its borders;
the thin line of dreams,
a dark edge to feminine thoughts.
We are pack stalking.
We are women walking.

What women believe
charms the saints,
softens the den,
shoulders the night.
Four-legged angels on every side.

We are blue beauty and white holy strength,
Earth trembling underfoot,
lupin eyes looking up into
the great grey of faith.
We are pack stalking.
We are women walking.



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image credit Bill Mackey


Karla Morton Artist Statement:

karla k. morton, 2010 Texas Poet Laureate, is a Councilor of the Texas Institute of
Letters and Texas A&M graduate. Described as “one of the most adventurous voices
in American poetry,” she is a Betsy Colquitt Award Winner, twice an Indie National
Book Award Winner, North Texas Book Festival Award Winner, and author of
eleven collections. She established an ekphrastic traveling exhibit pairing
photography and poetry, and has just began her historic National Parks Tour with
fellow Texas Poet Laureate Alan Birkelbach, with a percentage of the forthcoming
book sales going towards the National Parks.


Author: A Room of Her Own

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