Call of the Wild by C. David Hay

Photo by Joanne Olivieri - Ocean Beach Sunset 

Call of the Wild

The call of the wild is a restless voice
Of wind and sky and sea;
Beckons all — both great and small
With the yearning to be free.

It drives snow geese in autumn skies
And answers the coyote’s cry;
Blows in the mist of mountain crests
And lifts the eagle high.

The thunder of the river’s plunge,
The whisper of the desert’s dune;
Nature sings a thousand songs
To her jeweled and mystic tune.

The call of the wild is a will within
To venture where few have trod,
With a captive sound that makes hearts pound —
It must be the voice of God

(Previously published in Ya'Sou! Ezine)

C. David Hay is a retired dentist living in Indiana and Florida. He received his BS  and Doctor of Dental surgery Degrees from Indiana University. He is the author of five books of poetry which are dedicated to his wife, Joy. He has been widely published nationally and abroad and his poetry has been read on the British Broadcasting Channel. He was the first American published in the Nezavisimaya Gazeta in Russia. He has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize in Poetry and is the recipient of the Ordo Honoris  Award from Kappa Delta Rho.


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