Loved the read, I've always been a fan of your work, you are truely talented. The imagery was excellently portraied, Great job!
The flow was good, but not great. The reason I say this is due to the fact that you have no puncuation at all. In poetry, puncuation is very important. It lets the reader know when to pause or stop as well as making it flow better since the reader is reading it the way you truely intended the reader to read it.
Deep within a temperate forest
A wolf pup is left abandoned
His faint yelps for attention
Drift away as day becomes night
^^ Personally for me, I felt the first two words used was very cliche, and the reason I say this is because I see the saying, "Deep within" in a lot of poetry. I am not saying it is a bad thing, just in my opinion it's cliche.
I do, however; love the feel to the first stanza as a whole. I really like nature as well as animals in their natural elements, and for one, like yourself to write about both it is excellently portraied in these first couple of lines. Great work!!!
The large pale moon in full view
Watching over the young hunter
Chasing small rodents for food
And learning to survive alone
^^ Survival of the fitest, always comes into play with nature and animals. It's the way of life which is taught from birth, but for those such as this young wolf he has to find food and survive on his very own. Hard to really grasp, when a majority of humans are nurtured from birth.
Great stanza, I am really enjoying this read so far. Time to move foward and read the rest.
As he grows his skills increase
Becoming a threatening predator
His howls strike terror at night
And his eyes sink with savagery
^^ As I originally mention, puncuation would really be great to fully understand when to pause or stop as well as giving a overall better flow.
Example, take the first line in this stanza, "As he grows his skills increase" at the current moment, there are no pauses or breaks in this line. I think it would flow and sound better with a pause... "As he grows, his skills increase"
Without a pack he is a lone wolf
A nomad, a wanderer of the forest
His lonely eyes are full of sadness
As he crawls into his den alone
^^ Really loved the ending here. It's a nice close to the rest of the poem. The second line, I liked your use of words, "A nomad, a wanderer..." Great use of vocab.
Excellent peice of poetry from top to bottom. Keep up the fantastic work.