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.

I’m going to love again 

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

I’m going to love again 

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
in ceremony
and practise
when the waters 
run deep
with my emotions
and my feelings 
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 

I will be human

I will love you

I’m going to love

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


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


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


she told me


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?


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)

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Friday, May 27, 2011



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


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.


Thursday, May 12, 2011

Mindful Together

When I held you

in my arms


in you lap

I could feel

your fingers

knead themselves

into my back

While my head


on your chest

You kissed me

A single peck


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


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


our connection


our energy


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


our toes

into water


of our presence


of our feelings


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


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


the constellation


transforming you

into the goddess


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



I will cherish

our adventure

that excites our bodies


our spirits


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