Animal poems - Moose

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Moose

     ... strong, proud, sentimental


From the cold mountain spires
of Alaskan wilderness forests,
in natures cathedral
where the scale is enormous,
and fish swim
in waters pure.


Down through lands
know as big sky country,
in regions
gently sunny,
where clouds gravitate
to the heavens.


Loom towering antlers
as high as a church,
Wading through marshes
Or a high mountain perch,
Overlooking the wilds
A proud majestic moose.


Larger than life
Curious creatures,
Largest of all deers
Striking sharp features,
The mighty antlers
A symbol of strength.


A mighty rack
of bone and vessels of blood,
shed annually
for another furry pair to bud,
as if a gentleman
with a sword wrapped in velvet.


The more gentle female
rarely in large gathering,
with a bond between mother and calf
independent and meandering.


The moose to me
represents more than strength,
it's a creature with deep tradition,
sentiment and self reflection
a history of survival and resilience,
standing proudly
between tapestries of fresh water
and expansive sky.



            -- by Andrew Noske







About this Poem...

Animal: Moose
Description/motivation: Dedicated to Chris.


This is one in a serious of poems I've written about various animals. The motivation, is that I love the idea of spirit animals, and I decided, one day, to ask many of my friend what animal they think best represents their personality. In some cases the poems are written with the person in mind... and sometimes it's purely about the animal. Read more about my process here. If you love this poem or want another written please e-mail me at andrew.noskeATSIGNgmail.com.  :-)
This is an original poem by me!