Cry Of The Wolf..

Cry of the Wolf Francene Stonebraker

Stalker of death, you have lost your way, and I raise my lips heavenward, my voice singing, loud and clear, setting free a song flowing in moonlight, echoing afar.

I cry for you who have forgotten… and fear remembering… your own wild beauty, blinded by wanton blood lust, killing what is most precious to you.

You have forgotten your greatest joy, born of all that is untamed.. wild.. free.. and this I have lived for you in all of my being, so that wild beauty may not die and cease to be alive in our world.

Will you remember too late, when the forests are deathly silent, when none remain to dance in the moonlight and frolic in virgin snow, when what was once wild with joy is dead… cold.. gone forever?

I set free my mournful cry into the night sky, knowing you will remember the wisdom now numbed with hatred, in a place where your buried soul weeps for shame with tears that will not cease, once it is too late.

Oh mankind, hear my voice, my cry, for it may vanish forever, yet my song shall not be silenced, and my tears… moon-bathed jewels… treasures will remain.

by Francene Stonebraker
Copyright September 2012

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Thank you Francene,  for allowing me to share your beautiful words.

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  1. Reblogged this on bearspawprint.

  2. Very inspiring words and so heartfelt.. Thanks for sharing

    • I fear the wolf killers will never learn to mourn the loss of the wild ones or admit their own crimes against them.

  3. body{font-family: Geneva,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:9pt;background-color: #ffffff;color: black;}Thank you, Nabeki, for setting my words free to howl with the Wolves for justice!

    • You are so welcome! So moving and beautiful!!

      For the wolves, For the wild ones,
      Nabeki

  4. Beautiful

  5. A beautiful, powerful work of prose. Thank you, dear Francene, for pinning down your precious thoughts; and thank you, my dear Nabeki, for sharing them.

    Love and blessings
    Your sis
    Louise

    • Thank you, Louise, and thank you for your beautiful song for the Wolves, which I have shared on my Facebook page.

      Francene

    • You are so welcome dear Louise! Francene’s words ring so true, I was honored to share it!

      For the wolves, For the wild ones,
      Nabeki

  6. So beautiful

  7. Again,it is my deepest conviction that art touches the heart.I know the cold hearted ,misguided killers of wolves and other wildlife may be a seemingly impossible audience to reach.but still,if the words and feelings from the heart are put out there, released into the universe, the ripples created by their power and beauty will be far reaching.at the very least, art from the heart will soooth our wounded souls.perhaps then ,a recognition of man’s dark ,selfish need to conquer and destroy ,born of some unknown early pain inflicted on him might be addressed,treated and healed ..over time..but how much time do we have?the moment to begin is now.

    • Thank you, Helen…I am in complete agreement with you!
      Francene Stonebraker

    • I heartedly agree with your thoughts and also agree that “the moment to begin is now”.

  8. So true -

  9. Very beautiful, at the same time heartbreaking. Those who have the disease of blood lust running through their veins I fear will not understand this, nor will they try to. Maybe if we pray for them, they will understand the harm they are doing, the harm they have done that cannot be undone. I pray that somebody can make the courts understand the atrocities that have been inflicted on the wolf, the grandfather of our dogs, the ones that are at the bottom of the predator scale and reinstate them on the Endangered List. They are nearly eligible to be there now. I believe in the Center for Biological Diversity. They seem to be the only ones who are fighting tooth and nail in the courts for the wolf.

    • Anne,
      I, too, support the Center for Biological Diversity, and for the same reasons!
      Francene Stlonebraker

  10. That is one of the most sincere and inspiring pieces I’ve ever seen. It’s also one of the most true. All through the fight, we won’t stop crying out for the ones that need our help and for the ones who have fallen.

  11. Beautiful!

  12. Francene Stonebraker
    I have read with deep feeling your poem and have searched for a contact address via which I might ask your permission to reproduce this poem in a context I will explain momentarily. I don’t keep Facebook.
    It may be unwise to post addresses. I will take a mail box and post the address here Friday of this week, something I should do in any event.
    You might of course extend permission to reproduce your poem on this site.
    This missive may strike wonder in Nabeki. I have proposed, in fact pledged to produce a piece of wolf advocacy in book format. And that I will surely do. I have followed events at a distance. I have been waylaid by two tasks of a similar nature one involving Tibet. As for the wolves I’ve steadfastly collected images, materials, as in news articles addresses, kept files and otherwise written towards the completion of I Speak For Wolf, a borrowed title, which until now remains my choice.
    I scarcely dare open HFJ posts, not wishing to encumber the completion of the mentioned documents. I have found writing at length on this blog purposeful but also time consuming. I have therefore stored every send and will in weeks to come go through them all, every one for that is and has been home base for I Speak. I have to admit writing on Tibet’s struggle is a challenge. I regret the delay but as for that the experience of formatting etc will put I Speak in good stead.
    I’m looking for a sympathetic publisher. More on that later. Book form is a must, a small run. Hard copy should go to the top of the list. When I first wrote on this blog I had a dream of three papers which I interpreted, an thought to understand its meaning. Dreams are often simple. One two three.
    Your poem is so fine.

    • Coriolis,
      As Helen Durant said in her comment above, I, too, believe that words from the heart launched into the world have a ripple effect, and my piece is intended for this purpose. Yes, you have my permission to use these words, as long as you include the same copyright information that Nabeki included here. Their whole intent is to cry out against the injustice and in companionship with these extraordinary creatures.
      Best wishes,
      Francene

      • Thankyou. I plan to place your poem on some one of the first pages, perhaps the very first before title. I also have an image,
        I think from Ontario, that many people will have seen at HFJ.
        A notice prohibiting hunting fixed to a tree by a fence. From the notice hangs the head of a wolf. It’s scruff hangs down from the head like a cape. And this will also open.
        I have a short historical overview of wolves and first nations whose lives have been joined on the North American continent in peace as in war, based in part on Joseph Marshall III On Behalf of the Wolf and First Peoples. My heart belongs to the wolves.
        I have things to finish up. The Future of the wolves will depend on a change in mind set. And for instance, it’s the rest of the world that’s made Canada quit their ugly seal hunt. Janez Potoċnik will be receiving a copy if I have to send it Purolator. He’s a good man and he loves wolves. But on reading your poem I had ask and to explain therefore. I don’t like posting the conjectural. It’ hard to work on other things when I feel the pull.
        For the Wolves
        Coriolis

  13. We need to stop House Bill 73 from passing in the Montana State Senate or we will lose the remaining wolves we have in the state and there will no longer be a safety zone around Yellowstone Park.
    Send your emails to Governor Steve Bullock at: governor@mt.gov or call his office (toll free) at 1-855-318-1330. Ask him to veto House Bill #73.
    Thanks.

    • Toni, I’ll be doing a post on it very soon.

      For the wolves, For the wild ones,
      Nabeki

      • What does it mean, my comment is “awaiting moderation” ?

      • Collette….Some comments are held in moderation if they contain links or if you haven’t posted on the blog before. I have to be careful because anti wolf wingnuts love to post nasty comments and I don’t want them getting through. Here’s one example:

        Kid Rock
        Submitted on 2012/12/30 at 7:49 pm
        I shoot every wolf I see and leave em for dead. Hate those bastereds!
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        For the wolves, For the wild ones,
        Nabeki

      • Nabeki, thanks for explaining what the “comment awaiting moderation” thing is. Like Colette, I was wondering that myself. But, one question: how come my comments still have the moderation thing even if they don’t contain a link and I’ve been posting on this site for a while now? I’m just curious.

      • Sonoran-Loba..that’s a good question, I’ll have to check the settings, probably a glitch of some kind. I had a rash of anti wolfers that were trying to comment so I may have checked a setting accidentally.

        For the wolves, For the wild ones,
        Nabeki

  14. [...] what is most precious to you. You have forgotten your greatest joy, born of all that is untamed.. Read more… 149 more words Comments RSS [...]

    • Thank you, Florence, for the beautiful bittersweet prose.
      Thank you, Toni, for the info about house bill #73. Here’s my email just sent to the gov:

      Please reject House Bill # 73.

      MORE THAN 900 WOLVES HAVE BEEN TORTURED TO DEATH SINCE
      SEPTEMBER….INCLUDING PREGNANT MOMS & PUPS &
      WOLVES WITH RADIO COLLARS WHO’D BEEN “YELLOWSTONE ROCK STARS”! WHERE’S
      EVERYONE’S “AMERICAN VALUES”?

      SADISTIC KILLERS ARE BAITING/LURING YELLOWSTONE WOLVES
      OUT OF THE PARK/KILLING THEM

      .VIDEOS/PICTURES POSTED ONLINE OF FOLKS ‘BRAGGING” ABOUT BEING
      SADISTS – LAUGHING WHEN THEY INFLICT PAIN/SUFFERING/TORTURE AS
      THEY KILL! INCLUDING FOLKS FROM WILDLIFE SERVICES –
      OLSON, & THE FOREST SERVICE – BRANSFORD – GOV EMPLOYEES!

      WE THE PEOPLE SAY:
      STOP SANCTIONING THEM! RELIST WOLVES! BAN TRAPS! CLOSE WILDLIFE
      SERVICES! ISSAS TOO BUSY TO INVESTIGATE! see article:

      http://www.sacbee.com/2012/11/02/4956169/us-wildlife-workers-online-photos.html#storylink=misearch

      (private citizens post horrific graphic pictures/videos of
      torture/slaughter on Facebook, too)

      We have been demanding the replacement of Salazar with Congressman
      Raul Grijalva.

      We want the privatization of our public lands to stop.Retire/rescind grazing
      permits for livestock (REPEAL THE TAYLOR GRAZING ACT) NO PRIVATE
      INDUSTRY PROFIT ON PUBLIC LANDS! (if they get to graze, it should be
      conditional on them hiring range riders).

      We want traps/snares banned Why do we, a Judaeo/Christian country, use barbaric
      sadistic devices of torture? FELONY ANIMAL CRUELTY!

      We want WOLVES RELISTED!

      My Dad, a German Jew, left Nazi Germany for the US at age 22 in
      Nov 37, raised me if I witnessed something wrong. I HAD TO DO
      SOMETHING ABOUT IT or I was complicit (condoning it).I am WITNESSING SOMETHING
      WRONG – GENOCIDE OF WOLVES & WILD HORSES……the USFWS, (Idaho
      Montana Wyoming, Minnesota, & Wisconsin FWS, DNR,. & Forest Services
      WA FWS. NM FWS & Wildlife Services of the Dept of Agriculture (should
      be closed/defunded. saving taxpayer $ used against our will). BLM,
      Beef Industry/Cattlemens Assns, hunters/trappers (WHEN 94.5% OF THE
      COUNTRY DOESN’T HUNT) ALEC
      (folks who brought us STAND YOUR GROUND & VOTER SUPPRESSION )
      & the NRA are the NAZIS this time & WOLVES are the JEWS !!!!!!!!

      You can judge a country by the way in which it treats its animals – Ghandi.

      Never, never be afraid to do what’s right, especially if the well
      being of a person or animal is at stake. Society’s punishments are
      small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul when we look the
      other way.
      Martin Luther King, Jr

      Article in Psychology Today:

      http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/animal-emotions/201212/the-imperiled-american-wolf-when-will-the-killing-stop

      “As long as people will shed the blood of innocent creatures, there
      can be no peace, no liberty, no harmony between people. Slaughter and
      justice cannot dwell together.” Isaac Bashevis Singer, Holocaust
      Survivor

      “Until he extends the circle of compassion to all living things, man
      will not himself find peace.” Albert Schweitzer

      “Auschwitz begins wherever someone looks at a slaughterhouse and
      thinks: they’re only animals.” Theodor Adorno, German philosopher

      Here’s a link to the most recent article in the SF Chronicle Jan 14:

      http://www.sfgate.com/default/article/Move-to-extend-wolf-protections-in-state-4191167.php

      As you can clearly see, stated in the article, the Koch Bros Americans
      for Prosperity are behind an anti wolf youtube video campaign. They
      are perpetuating the lies/myths about wolves being killing
      machines……FACT: Wolves are intelligent, social aware animals who
      MATE FOR LIFE, TEACH & CARE FOR THEIR YOUNG, AND ARE LOYAL TO THEIR
      FAMILIES/PACKS/COMMUNITIES…….they kill the sick/old of undulate
      herds to survive…..ONLY MAN KILLS FOR FUN! MAN IS THE PREDATORY
      KILLING MACHINE!
      (there’s a sign over the mirror in Lincoln Park Zoo, Chgo, as you’re
      leaving the Lion House: World’s Most Dangerous Animal)

      Here’s a link to an article about scientists concluding that all
      animals have consciousness:

      http://www.care2.com/causes/scientists-proclaim-animal-and-human-consciousness-the-same.html

      Job 12:7-10 – “But ask the animals, and they will teach you, or the
      birds of the air, and they will tell you; or speak to the earth, and
      it will teach you, or let the fish of the sea inform you. Which of all
      these does not know that the hand of the LORD has done this? In
      His hand is the life of every creature and the breath of all mankind”.

      BOTTOM LINE: THE WAR AGAINST WOLVES/WILDLIFE/THE ENVIRONMENT IS THE FRONT LINE OF THE WAR BETWEEN GOOD AND EVIL.

      UP UNTIL NOW, YOU HAVE CHOSEN THE SIDE OF SATAN.

      PLEASE TAKE A STEP TOWARDS REDEMPTION AND CHOOSE GOD NOW!

      EXTINCTION, LIKE DAMNATION, IS ETERNAL.

      CHOOSE GOOD = CHOOSE GOD


      Sincerely,
      Nikki Nafziger
      BA Psychology, Roosevelt Univ., Chgo
      Grandma
      Citizen/voter/taxpayer/God Worshipper

      • I love your incredibly feisty and well informed response …The fellow who wrote the article about the wolves and Koch bros promoting an anti wolf video is Peter Fimrite at the San Francisco Chronicle. He did an excellent job exposing this connection between the Feds delisting the wolves and the Koch Bros who interests lie in the oil, gas and mining enterprises.The US govt is literally having the public lands cleared for their development by such folks as the Koch boys. That is why no one takes phone calls, answers emails or gives anyone the time of day when correspondence is made in regards to the slaughter of the wolf, and the relisting of this endangered species to the current administration. When Bruce Babbitt was Sec of Interior under Pres Clinton the office was open for comments and good policies were forged from public input, the scientific community and trustworthy govt officials. i really cannot believe it, but our Interior and Fish/Wildlife depts are seriously compromised by their lack of communication and protocol with the scientific and public communities. Does anyone realize that EPA position has not been filled in 2 years. This is a serious breach of our democratic process, and enables those that want no rules in regards to environmental issues the freedom to do exactly as they please, and they certainly are doing just that. The rest of us that see regulation of various industries as a mandatory process to wise environmental stewardship are left out to howl in vain and tremendous pain.

  15. ….. Give us a gentle way,
    though God, You must know, what rages and surges inside.
    May Your love embrace us, as we embraced the fallen
    wolves.
    God, abide us in this mourning.
    Find us, God, don’t let us go. ~ ~ ~

  16. Dear Nabeki, that was beautiful. I would be honored if you would post this video on your blog.

    For the love of the wolves. Things are bad here in Wisconsin. Hopefully 2013 will bring more public awareness and our WDNR will reverse course on allowing hunting wolves with dogs. Or better yet, end the hunts!

    • Robert…I was moved to tears by your beautiful song. Thank you so much for sharing and I will certainly get it up this week on the blog. Just one thing, there are other groups that are doing good work for wolves who people could donate too. The Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center has a billboard campaign to bring awareness to the wolves plight: http://wolfeducation.org/

      Also NIWA (Northern Idaho Wolf Alliance), WildEarth Guardians, Center For Biological Diversity, Predator Defense, Friends of the Clearwater, Footloose Montana and many others. You might want to add them to your list.

      For the wolves, For the wild ones,
      Nabeki

  17. Here’s a link to a petition to ban traps! please sign and share…thanks

    http://links.causes.com/s/clIonT?r=BJNT

  18. All of this outpouring of creativity and love for our wolves is making my cry. I am so saddened; what a huge mistake to put through that awful delisting. I love Francene’s poem, the song Goldeneyes, and here’s another one, a song for 06:

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/zoe-helene/master-guitarist-creates-_b_2434639.html?utm_hp_ref=green

    • Ida, I am so moved too. I linked to John Sheldon’s tribute to 06, it’s at the top of the blog, just click on the 06 female’s image. You can download the mp3 there for free on his site.

      For the wolves, For the wild ones,
      Nabeki

  19. Thank you dear Nabeki for sharing such a beautiful and moving poem. The fight will continue and we will speak loudly for our wolf brothers and sisters. Much appreciation and support for all your love and dedication.

    • Paul…I’m always honored to share wolf advocates and wildlife lovers works. There are so many creative wonderful people who truly care about wildlife and especially wolves.

      I hope you enjoy Robert Schmidt’s beautiful song Golden Eyes. He wrote it for all the suffering, persecuted wolves. It moves me to tears every time I play it.

      For the wolves, For the wild ones,
      Nabeki

  20. I know we are all tempted to hate these bloodthirsty, rabid robots pretending to be human beings, but I have decided I will not stoop to their level in this way, filling my own heart with darkness and despair. I hear the voices and feel the spirits of all the wolves who have been slain so far in this shameful holocaust, and they will aid us in this battle if we but attune our hearts to them in the great love we share. Together, we can whisper to those who still live in such fear, empowering them in a new way to veil themselves and flee from man. And in the spirit of our immense, mysterious love for these beautiful creatures, those to whom we make our pleas to awaken to the shame and horror of what has been done in the name of blind greed will better be able to hear our words and perhaps open their hearts. It is a difficult thing not to get sucked into this darkness of hatred in its immense gravity, but with each breath of mercy and footstep upwards, I truly believe we can vanquish this darkness and save our beautiful wolves. I found myself howling at the rising sun this morning, and my tears gave birth to these words of power from a listening heart. So cry out for them and with them, my dear companions!

  21. I am crying your cry dear wolf … The world has turned away from a time of untamed wildness,
    There are still a few of us left to bear witness to your dying beauty and we weep copiously for all that is dead to this existence .
    Please rise out of the ashes, if you dare … I am here for you and with you in my tender gentle heart I want you there with me

  22. Signed the petition against trapping. What a horror that is.

  23. I READ IN TEARS….. WOLVES ARE IN MY BLOOD….

  24. I have scanned over these comments and I am greatly moved. I LOVE WOLVES! They are my favorite animals. I live in a area where there are few if any wild wolves (VA), but I hope to one day be able to go out west and see them in person. I actually planned to be a wolf biologist and I have done some research on them. The Wolf by L. David Mech is a great work of literature for anyone wanting to know about wolves.

    Along with all of this I will admit I am a hunter. I do kill animals. With that said, I kill to eat. The animals I kill (whitetail deer) are beautifull animals. I feel that some hunters are put down to much.
    I have read a lot about the reasons that wolves are hated and it seems to me that it is the same reason that hunters are hated. THEY HUNT.
    Of course for the wolf it is a necessity. They are carnivors. This hatred for them is because their “method of killing is brutal.” They more or less eat an animal alive. But I say to these “fellow hunters” (humans) how would you kill an animal the size of a small/large deer with nothing but your CLAWS and TEETH! The formation and execution of the very effective hunting wolf pack is something breathtaking to behold. This effectiveness in the hunt is also done in the social pack, meaning that in times of leisure each animal can be governed. But I say that if this country was run like a wolf pack it would be better.(not to mention awesome!)

    I must go now. Like me or hate me, I am a hunter and a animal lover. People don’t think that is possible.

    Wolves are my spirit animal. I hope that my “after spirit” will become the soul of a new born wolf pup so I can live that awesome, wild life.


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