Wild, wondrous, curious, alone
There sits a wodewose wistful
Like a dejected lovelorn faun
Mocked, pocked, painful, woeful
pining for the music that lovers
play like two birds that tweet.
Alas, even love looks with the eyes
Not with the heart and the mind
Wrapt in his woolly hide.
Author’s Note: I came upon this fascinating medieval fantastic creature called “wodewose” yesterday on Twitter. A wodewose is defined as ‘a wild man of the woods whose predator is interestingly Alexander the Great. He is often depicted in various medieval paintings as a woolly man trying to woo a beautiful woman to no avail, even with a fatal consequence because he is seen jabbed, clubbed, or axed by a knight on the stead. So, I take pity on this unfortunately lonely creature whose appearance barred him from falling in love. You may say I am a champion of underdogs. Then, so be it. I think sometimes, there’s a lot to think about and talk about losers.