The Forgotten Forty-Four: A Duhka Poem

Published February 25, 2017 by kdorholt

The Forgotten Forty-four

I have never
thought your name
until this moment.
A  glance of you
(only forty-four)
through fairy-tale photos.
Your frozen land
of lost larch forests
and tundra terrain
so treacherous
you ride regally
on reindeer raised
with a steady step,
(A soulmate in
the drifted snow and
craggy cliffs of home.)
Snow creatures I would
flee from in fright,
you tame as toddlers.
And the golden hawk
that flies for you
and the wolf which
protects your home fire
and hunts by your side
are your honored neighbors.
See how your dukha child
pillows his head
in the deer’s soft
and sumptuous stomach,
(the bright blue of
his jacket matching
a midnight sky)
cozy in the comfort
of the animal’s coat
and springy meadow mulch.
In your frigid home
across land and time,
you warm my heart
and a long-lingering
piece of what is me
yearns to treasure
your first folklore
and simple melodies,
(hear them float
on the timeworn wind
and through the
ancient mountains)
as the truth you know.


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