Mournful wolf, lit by the full moon.

Reflection in a thin strand of watery nourishment.

If hope is a thing with feathers

only beak, feet and bones remain. 

The river is running dry for a lone wolf.


Lone wolf, lit by the full moon.

Reflection in running river.

Listening for life. 

Forever searching.

Forever hopeful. 



Linda Sacco


Linda Sacco is a teacher and writer living in Melbourne, Australia.

Her qualifications include Bachelor of Arts (Professional Writing) from Victoria University and Master of Teaching (Primary) from The University of Melbourne.

Her poem “River” is nominated for the Pushcart Prize 2022.

Her poetry has been published in Ariel Chart, Bluepepper, Dead Snakes, Dual Coast Magazine, 50 Haikus, Haiku Journal, Haiku Pond, Inwood Indiana, Poetry Quarterly, Poetry Pacific, Tanka Journal, Three Line Poetry and Track + Signal Magazine. Her first full-length poetry collection is Waves.

She is the author of the Which Is Your Perfect Pet? ebook series with titles on Dog Breeds, Designer Dogs, Cat Breeds and Birds

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