Grand Dame, To The Spirit Realm You Rise

With a heavy-heart, we are proud to announce that wolf activist and poet Corrine Nugent-Hayes will read, ‘”Grand Dame, To The Spirit Realm You Rise” at this year’s Speak for Wolves to commemorate the tragic death of Yellowstone National Park’s Canyon Pack alpha-female. Please join us on July 27-29, 2017 in the Historic Union Pacific Dining Lodge in West Yellowstone, Montana for this and other programming.

Grand Dame, To The Spirit Realm You Rise

How Could The World Have Ever Been Prepared For You
From The Moment Of Your Birth
Nothing Was Ever New.
Your Instinctual Spirit/Soul Would Forever Grow
Guarded By The Pack Until Your Mother Would Know.
That Your Strength Would Provide For Your Longevity
Until The Day Of Your Passing, Then To All You’d Be An Entity.
So Grand Dame, To The Spirit Realm You Rise.
One Day A Courting Mate Would Suddenly Arrive
Doing His Sniffing While Keeping A Circling Stride.
First A Low Playful Growl You Would Make
While Ever Watching Each Step He Did Take.
Suddenly You Began Rolling On The Ground
Slowly Approaching His Destiny To You Formed Your Bond.
So Grand Dame, To The Spirit Realm You Rise.
Over The Next Several Years Alpha’s You Would Become
As A Strong Pack Began To Form & Free To Run.
Sacred Territories The Pack Would Call Their Own
Facing Together Against Other Packs What Could Be Done.
Then You Two Alpha’s Began Your Offspring Legacy
Which Were Born With Strength To Become Legends Of History.
So Grand Dame, To The Spirit Realm You Rise.
Awaiting Your Arrival Are Many Great Fallen Wolf Spirits
Each One As Significant & Loved With Their Own History.
Never Are We Admirers Ready For Such A Great Loss
While Watching Your Travels Even At A Horrendous Cost.
Praying The Rest Of Your Pack Stays Together Though Now Torn
As We Prepare To Watch As Your Alpha Mate Mourns.
So Grand Dame, To The Spirit Realm You Rise.

Corrine Nugent-Hayes © 4/14/17 ©