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Acquainted with Night Sounds – Free Verse


In “Acquainted with Night Sounds”, a Free Verse Poetry.

I’m sharing a harrowing story of true life. I’m an avid hiker. At the time of this experience, my late husband, and brother-in-law, and I were camping in the wilderness of the southern Idaho. We were very acquainted with night sounds, although profound it could also be a chilling experience. We learned to respect this vast wilderness and its creatures.





Acquainted with the Night Sounds – Free Verse

I have been one acquainted with the night sounds.
I have walked out of the woods—and back into the woods.
I have outwalked the forest creatures of the night.

I have looked down the owl and the moon.
I have passed by the wolf on his prowl.
And dropped my eyes, unwilling to show fear.

I have stood long, and listen to hoof beats.
When upon the mountaintop a cry of defeat
Came over in echoes from ridges afar.

But not to stop me or to cause me fear
and further still at an uneasy shrill
One lone elk against a pack of the predators

Inevitable the hunger was destined or not destined.
I have been acquainted with the night sounds.

©Linda J. Wolff, “Acquainted with Night Sounds” a free verse poetry. Linda J. Wolff shares a chilling true story taking place at 2:00 am in the morning while lying upon her cot in a tent.

What is a Free verse poetry? Typically, free verse is patterned by speech rather than a meter. Further, this form of poetry is very open to the author’s discretion and usually does not rhyme. Such as, visual and sound effects are often employed.  It can have as many lines as the writer wishes.


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The woman behind Wolff Poetry. A poetic wordsmith by the mind and a passionate blogger by heart. Reservoir for Wolff Poetry and mentor for youth writing groups. Life motto: Everything you seek is in the stillness of one’s mind. The place between seconds, whispering of a song between sound.

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      1. It’s a new domain, Ivor. I had to change it. Hope you enjoy the new look and feel to it. I figured naming it Wollf Poetry, more suits my name and my writing

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