Maeengan's Wolf Den

Where Maeengan is free to ramble on about his life in the middle of the Canadian praires.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Treat yourself gently, kindly
don't be hard on yourself. 

The easy fix won't find the hurt, 
or a new environment and new friends. 

You deserve love 
from all the right places 
and all the right people. 

There is no competition, 
but the cultivation 
of goodness 
inside you 

and the joy 
it brings 
to other people 
when it comes out.  

Sunday, November 22, 2015

I'm going to grow old
with this woman

tell her
'she's beautiful'
each, and every day

until her skin
is crumpled

like the bed sheets
we wake to
each and every day.
 
(just found this one, and parking it here)

Monday, November 16, 2015

I'm Going to Love Again.

someday
I’m going to love again 

someday 
I’m going to love
when I’ve pulled 
my heart
from the ash
of our union
smoldering 
from latent decay
and neglect 

someday 
I’m going to love again 

someday 
I’m going to love
when my heart 
can feel human
at the touch
of a hand
the glance 
from an eye
that tells me
i exist 

I’m going to love
when my spirit
is planted
rooted
in ceremony
and practise
when the waters 
run deep
with my emotions
and my feelings 
flutter 
in the wind

I’m going to love
when I’m ready

I’m going to love 
when I’m here

I’m going to love 
when it’s now 

and, when
we find 
each other

whoever you are
whenever you are 

I will be present 
with you 

I’m going to love
when I can
I will
give it all
to you

I can see you
I can feel you
I can hear you

I will love you
with my 
mind
body
heart

I will be human

I will love you
completely

I’m going to love
again

Monday, September 12, 2011

What I Like About You

i like your scent
on my body

i like your taste
on my tongue

i love they way you feel
around me

i love they way
you close your eyes
and bite
your lower lip
when i slide inside you

Sunday, September 04, 2011

Your Eyes

Maeengan

take off your sunglasses


she told me the other day


I want to see your eyes

when I kiss you

I want your eyes

to pull me closer

to your body

where I can feel your arms

around me


I want your eyes

to follow me

where my skin

trembles

at the touch

of your hand

your fingers

and your breath


I want your eyes

to stare deeply

into mine

when my fingers

run through

your hair


I want your eyes

to tell me

that I’m special

that you care

for me


Maeengan


she told me


Maeengan

I want your eyes

to close

beneath my sheets

and your body

is close

to mine

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

xxx ndn: love and lust in ndn country - Aboriginal Writers' Collective o...

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Black Bird

Can you fly
your heart
and land it
on my finger
like a black bird?

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Thursday, June 23, 2011

xxx ndn Book Launch June 29, 2011

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Wednesday, June 01, 2011

'It's a Beautiful Day' - U2 360 Tour (Winnipeg)

video

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Friday, May 27, 2011

Frontrunners

Frontrunners

Maeengan Linklater

They took the Greyhound bus,

they painted

and they conquered

Just a bunch of Indians

who shared

a love

for acrylic

blending colours

on any surface

they could find

in 1967

Norval Morriseau

painted on birchbark

with paints bought

from the Hudson Bay

Jackson Beardy

painted a mural

in the North End

at the Winnipeg and Metis Friendship Centre

where they still play bingo

on a weekly basis

And I’m happy to know

tonight

we celebrate

their works

the lives

they experienced.

and for us

here today

we walk

the path

they created

for us to follow

knowing that

in the early 70’s

they took the Greyhound bus

they painted

and they conquered.

Megwetch

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Mindful Together

When I held you

in my arms

nestled

in you lap


I could feel

your fingers

knead themselves

into my back


While my head

rested

on your chest


You kissed me


A single peck

fluttering

oh, so quickly

and before

you knew it


It was gone


In that moment

you expressed

yourself to me


* * *


I know

the emotions

that lie

between us

and within

are intense


A mixture of fire

soot

and smoke

that sucks

the air

from our lungs

and heart


When our insecurities

get the worst

of who we are

and the fear

strikes a chord

of paralysis


Severing

our connection


Draining

our energy


Suffocating

our love

for each other


* * *


I’m not asking you

to jump

into the ocean

with me


I’m not asking you

to fly

into the air

and cannonball


I’m asking you

to sit

at the end

of the dock

dip

our toes

into water


Mindful

of our presence


Mindful

of our feelings


Mindful

of the moment

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Dawn’s Spirit

She swims

in dharma’s river

kicking her legs

through cool water

keeping her head

above the surface

she thrashes

down the river

mindful of the rocks

of daily rapids

and the under current

threatening

to pull her under

and if you

would ask me

where she is

I would say

and point

with my lips

‘She’s over there

in the water,

leaving marvellous joy

in her wake’

Friday, April 15, 2011

Full Moon by Maeengan Linklater

When I’m with you

I experience

your full moon

enjoying nature

in all its glory


They say

the full moon

comes every 28 days

but, I don’t think

they have been

exposed to you

in the way

I have


When I look

to your moon

I see the stars


I dance

with those

that have fallen

on to your body

illuminating

the constellation

Pisces

transforming you

into the goddess

Aphrodite


I ask you

point me south

guide me

to the northern star

that will take me home

to you


Allow me

to wrap my arms

around your hips

with my eyes closed

in spiritual bliss


And when

we are done

exhausted

together


I will cherish

our adventure

that excites our bodies

refreshing

our spirits

together


Tuesday, April 05, 2011

I Love You by Maeengan Linklater

When we talk


and say goodbye


You’ll say


‘I love you’


and take it back


I know


you love me


love me