The brave wolf of Gubbio returns to growl at thieves,
And with bared fangs snarls at those who deceive;
Dove, crow and thrush assemble with hawk and owl
In Tree of Shimmering Leaf- and preach to the dull;
All the fishes of muddy lake, river, ocean and sea
Rise up, and gasp their desperate cry for purity:
“Francis taught the praise of our gifted Creator.
His heart was alive with Love, and is our Savior.”
“But you sleep like stone locked in self-embrace;
Wake up and sing to receive the Master’s grace!”
“Nature longs for the naked song of the pure lover,
Who has surrendered all shame and needs no cover.”
Darvish heard wolf, bird and fish sing such verse;
He sobs in grief that Adam labors on under a curse.