Tuesday, June 5, 2012

The Rooster and the Wolf

*Here is a simple observation about animal symbolism and how we associate certain things with one another, penned by an anonymous observer...*

It seems a bit odd, which animals
Announce when the day dies, and is born.
The wolf howl heralds the moon-cast night
The cock crow calls the sun-sliced morn


Because of the wolf’s eerie emanation,
We think of the night as predatory,
Something dark and quietly shadow-slinking,
The canine hunter as a midnight allegory

And because of the rooster’s eruptive bray
That shatters the dawn’s calm, it
Makes us associate the break of day
With the pressing desire: I really want an omelet.

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