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Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash. Leonard Cohen

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

The Love Of a Dog

                                                                                                                                                          

Our poodle when we adopted him
We brought him home when he was only three
A nervous, passive, scruffy dog, but he
Accepted us as family without doubt
And taught us all what love is all about.

His big black eyes hold not a bit of guile
I swear that I can even see him smile
And when he wags his fluffy little tail
I know, at least with him, I cannot fail



On his white fur I often lay my head
His head rests on my pillows in my bed
He listens to me when I’m feeling bleak
He knows just what to say; he doesn’t speak

The wonders of the world are large and small
 The love of a good dog can beat them all.


Soni, Christmas 2012

15 comments:

Ella said...

I so agree! This was wonderful...and reminds me how much I love my four legged family member! A hound with attitude and an amazing body clock ;D
I love this poem~

Fireblossom said...

I totally agree. I have not been without a canine companion since I was 22! Your buddy is such a cutie pie.

Libby Meador said...

I see your dog likes Christmas. Mine likes Halloween; he ate 8 pounds of candy one year, chocolate, wrappers and all. I thought he was dead for sure, but his gut must be one of the wonders of the world.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Oh you know how much I love your poem! Dogs really are one of the wonders of the world. I'm so happy he found a home with you. It sounds like he really needed one.

Brian Miller said...

smiles...i want to get a pups..a hound dog...i had one growing up he was my best friend...

Kim Nelson said...

LOVE! Our pets are wonderful and wondrous, too. Cannot imagine life without them.

Laurie Kolp said...

So sweet... I have two dogs to love right now. Yours is adorable.

Mynx said...

No pup in our house anymore. I miss that sometime. Your poem is beautiful and so very true about having a dog

J Cosmo Newbery said...

Dog-love, truly a wondrous thing.

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

Good choice of subject!

Mimi Foxmorton said...

Dogs....the purest souls the Universe e'er made............

xoxoxo

darev2005 said...

All of my dogs have been rescue dogs. They aren't always perfect, but they are always perfect for me.

Thank you, dear.

Margaret said...

...Oh, I needed this and YES, this is so true. For a moment I thought this was "in memory of" ... so glad it was just a "thankful" piece of poetry. (and what a sweet face!)

Helena said...

So sweet. I love poodles. I had similar hair in the 80's!

purplepeninportland said...

In complete agreement with your sentiments. Well said.