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Walking a Puppy II – A Meditation

Puppy in the Snow

Puppy in the Snow

In and out of rain showers
In and out of sun’s play
Towards the black cloud looming

Snow is lacy patterns on the grass
Gutters full of slushy water streams
Ascend to black cloud’s warning

Pushing wind into the face
Bumping wind strikes left
Arrivals wing on current drafts

We are as close to black
We are as close as we can go
Turning to review our steps

Descending eyes see the tide lapping
Wind pressured white caps blooming
Rainbow arches –  hoping

Please forgive me as I may not be on line for a few days in order to say goodbye to my beloved Aunt Margery. I would appreciate your comments and constructive suggestions. Go bravely with courage.

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18 Responses to “Walking a Puppy II – A Meditation”

  1. Dot Says:

    He’s adorable and looks like walking him must be such fun!

    patricia Reply:

    He loves to dig and this picture is from his digging in the snow, through a weed barrier and right down to the root of things – a quick shot from my cell phone…and then the eyes Who ME?

    My rainbow pictures did not turn out :)

  2. Talon Says:

    Zip is sooo adorable!

    And I loved your poem, Patricia. I could feel the power of the storm and the wind and hear the waves crashing and see you both bracing against it. The last stanza is beautiful – such a confirmation of the storm’s demise in a rainbow.
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    patricia Reply:

    He is and thank you for your kind and generous words

  3. vered | blogger for hire Says:

    Beautiful poem, Patricia.
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    patricia Reply:

    thank you

  4. Jannie Funster Says:

    I love your doggie!

    And you!


  5. patricia Says:

    Love you

  6. Chris Edgar Says:

    It sounded like you and the dog were in some intense weather, when you were talking about being as close to black as you could go, and the wind pushing and bumping you. I actually felt kind of like I was on an airplane and we were experiencing turbulence. I wonder if that’s what it was like for you.

    patricia Reply:

    Just Spring and Winter weather colliding as they often do between seasons. Turbulence is a good concept…there are a great many emotions wrapped up in these words. Dark storm clouds of rain and of loss…lapping waves of resistance in the call to action?

  7. Galen Pearl Says:

    You must be getting the same windy rainy weather we’re getting! Adorable picture.
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    patricia Reply:

    Even muddy I like that little guy…it was quite a spring day – plenty of wind as the weather changed – cold wind

  8. Davina Haisell Says:

    Beautiful poem, Patricia. Extremely cute little doggie, too :)

    My favourite line of your poem was: Snow is lacy patterns on the grass.

    It’s interesting, because when I first read that line I visualized shadowy patterns on the snow, but then realized the snow was creating the patterns on the grass. And that means…. it’s melting! Spring!

    Sorry to hear about the loss of your Aunt. My condolences.

    patricia Reply:

    Thank you for your good words about my writing – it means a great deal to me from someone who is such a talented writer.

    One lawn with the remains of a big snow folks ball of melt…the grass looked like plaid fabric of white and green and yellow. Lots of moss thrown in too…it was such a FULL experience in full surround.

  9. Hilary Says:

    Hi Patricia .. Zip looks the picture of fun and wet and cold!! Hope all’s going well this weekend .. and as I’m doing the same in a few hours for tomorrow .. I’ll be thinking of you.

    And I hope it’ll be Spring soon! Cheers Hilary

    patricia Reply:

    All went well this weekend. I needed to go and the ferry ride gave me plenty of time to ponder the words of the week and to feel loved by part of my family.
    Spring soon –

  10. Antonia Says:

    So cute, Patricia! Zip is adorable, and the poem is Lovely. My heartfelt condolences to you and yours. Warm hugs and Love to you
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    patricia Reply:

    Thank you for coming by and your gracious words. It sometimes is just wonderful to wrap a hug around “family”