April PAD (Poem-a-Day) Challenge: Day 26 [wolf haiku]

The Day 26 April PAD Challenge prompt is “write an animal poem. The poem can be about an animal, just reference an animal, or well, however you’d like to handle writing an animal poem.”

I’ve decided to take a straightforward approach with this one and write a haiku about a wolf. Why a wolf, you may well ask. Randall is derived from the Germanic name Randolf, which means “wolf shield.” Commentary I’ve read suggests that the name either signifies the shield wolf in a pack, which leads and protects the pack, or one who is shielded by wolves. Both interpretations seem pretty badass to me. I have a wolf tattoo on my upper left arm (pictured below the poem), the first in a tattoo series I’m doing for each of my names. I have ideas for my middle name and surname, but those shall remain secret until I have enough disposable income to get the tattoos.

[wolf haiku]

standing mountain wolf
calling the lonely moon in
the dead dead night

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10 National Poetry Month Activities
April PAD Challenge: Day 1 “Scenes Shot in Super 8″
April PAD Challenge: Day 2 “Adobe Café”
April PAD Challenge: Day 3 “Confession Booth”
April PAD Challenge: Day 4 “100% Juice”
April PAD Challenge: Day 5 “Uncle Harry”
April PAD Challenge: Day 6 “Hide ‘n’ Seek”
April PAD Challenge: Day 7 “Political Discourse”
April PAD Challenge: Day 8 “Heart 2.0″
April PAD Challenge: Day 9 “Yoga Class”
April PAD Challenge: Day 10 “Holly Bushes”
April PAD Challenge: Day 11 “Spring”
April PAD Challenge: Day 12 “Something Wrong”
April PAD Challenge: Day 13 “Tough Luck”
April PAD Challenge: Day 14 “Sundays in Oklahoma”
April PAD Challenge: Day 15 “Persona”
April PAD Challenge: Day 16 “There’s Been a Mistake”
April PAD Challenge: Day 17 “To Boldly Go”
April PAD Challenge: Day 18 “Watermelon”
April PAD Challenge: Day 19 “Her Bra”
April PAD Challenge: Day 20 “Let’s Remain”
April PAD Challenge: Day 21 “Vast Universe”
April PAD Challenge: Day 22 “Judge Not”
April PAD Challenge: Day 23 “A Valediction Forbidding Morning”
April PAD Challenge: Day 24 “Memory”
April PAD Challenge: Day 25 “Tennis”