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Canis Redivivus!

Canis Redivivus! My dog sleeps like a beach towel drying in the sunafter a vibrant afternoon throwing his tennis ballinto the lake, scaring fish and snapping gnats. When he’s had his fill of fecund water, he collapsesonto the sand, panting, … Continue reading

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When We Were Puppies

When We Were Puppies We’d play Ball in the Hallwhere I’d throw down the corridorand he’d run full blastcatch it on the bounceclaws skittering against hardwoodthen slam into the closetat the far end and trotback proud and joyful He bit … Continue reading

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At the Beach

Today’s poem came from my monthly visit to Charles House. We read a bunch of dog poems from various poets of varying degrees of fame. The canine in the poem we wrote together was inspired by a companion of one … Continue reading

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Far from the Madding Crows

Another combination of two prompts:For today’s prompt, write a mad poem.Comic artist Lynda Barry, and asks you to write about dogs you have known, seen, or heard about. Far from the Madding Crows There’s a murder of crows conveningoutside my … Continue reading

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My Dog Bobo

For today’s prompt, write a smell poem. My Dog Bobo Gets frustrated while we walkbecause I don’t let him savorthe odors in the earthor on the tree trunks My nose fails to fathomthe subtle shades of scentthe delicate melody on … Continue reading

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I dreamt I was walking my dogs under the light of the moons.

I dreamt I was walking my dogsunder the light of the moons. The Greater Moon was full—glowing porcelain above our headswhile the Lesser Moon was a ruddycrescent setting in the west. We returned to the backyard and howled,all three of … Continue reading

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Canis Lingua

For today’s prompt, write a communication poem. All poems communicate something, I know, but I’m thinking of different ways people can communicate: text message, letter, signs, and even speaking dialogue. Of course, there are forms of communication as well, because … Continue reading

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There is only Ball

There is only Ball— for Rocco I never trot until Ballis secure between my teethuntil then I sprint I feel no fatigueno hunger no boredomthere is only Ball Ball is the bright sunI revolve aroundthe moon to whom I howl … Continue reading

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Potty Training

The image below is from Living Poetry’s May Visual Poetry Prompt. Potty Training There is no greater joy in the life of a parent than when their furry child poops outside. Then life can settle into a routine, no more … Continue reading

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