Saturday, April 6, 2019

Dog Days- 6/30

My April poetry focus is "Dog Days." I'm trying to write thirty poems, all centered around dogs. Today is #6, a golden shovel, based on a quote I found on line The ending isn't quite right, I had a lot of trouble with the last two words, because I couldn't figure out how to make the past/present thing work, and himself was just a hard word to work into the poem. I know that it's not done, but I it's Saturday have about a zillion things to do- grocery store, care wash, etc, and I need to head to Colorado Springs to pick up my mom for an evening at the theater in Denver, so this is the best I can do. 

"To Love Again"

A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than you love yourself. 
Josh Billings

If you want a 
loyal friend, a dog 
is far superior to a cat and is 
quite probably the 
world's most faithful companion, the only 
difficult thing 
is that after a few short years on 
planet earth 
he will need to make his way across that 
rainbow bridge and all the loves 
and walks and joys you 
shared will leave a hole that is more 
gaping and deeper than 
you imagined possible and you will tell yourself he 
was the last, but soon you will long for furry loves 
and will seek another to love you for himself."

(c) Carol Wilcox, 2019


Cathy said...

Carol, I'm a big cat fan, but I do have to agree that a dog makes a great companion. I find the golden shovel structure intriguing.

Mary Lee said...

It's so hard to resist getting another dog! Our "hole" remains too large even after all these years since the last one...

Elisabeth Ellington said...

I love this, Carol. Each poem I read here is another page in the picture book I imagine you're writing.