Happy Poetry Friday! I’m in Florida visiting family for a few days, and I’m a bit out of the loop–but I’m glad you’re here! Here’s another poem from my new 30 Painless Classroom Poems book, A Need to Feed: Poems of Predators and Prey.
Note: In the Arctic tundra, wolves chase huge caribou herds across the snowy, frozen ground. Very young, very old, and ill caribou are at the greatest risk for getting separated from the herd and taken down by wolves.
A Note from the Poet:
Sometimes it’s fun to use a comparison throughout an entire poem instead of just in one line. Here, I’m comparing the hunting of caribou to a dance between the wolf and the caribou. The words that relate to dance are “dance” (no surprise there), “swirl,” “whirl,” “dip,” and “dance” again. For the caribou, it’s the last dance:>(
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