My Dog Reads Poetry

My dog reads poetry with glasses on
Perched a top her snout like a librarian
Book open with paw to hold page down
She bends over the words on page
I look at her through camera lens
Wondering if squiggly lines she see
Maybe some words might stand out for her
She pauses in that brief moment
Like she is interpreting what is being said
Pondering what the poem may be about
My camera locks in the moment
As my dog is reading poetry on balcony
During another photo shoot

105 Dog Haikus Book

Next book, 105 Dog Haikus is in the process of being done. It is in editing mode and I am finishing on the book cover. It should be coming hopefully next month. This book has 105 haikus about what a dog for poem about if they could. They range from outside through the seasons, brushing of the fur, eating, habits and a lot more. These have been taken from the many dog haikus that I have written. For a sample of what will be in the book here are three links of dog haikus.

5 Waiting Dog Haikus

5 Sniffing Eating Haikus

5 Dog vs Wild Animals Haikus

Dogs Can’t Write Poetry

Dogs can’t write poetry
For they have paws
With no way to grasp a pen.

When they speak words come out
As barks and woofs.

Dogs can’t write poetry
For they sleep so much
Throughout the day.

They are too busy with sleep, eating and play;
To stop and think of what to say.

Owners can write their dog’s poetry
For dogs can tell by their actions and habits.

Throu my dog can’t write poetry
She can do it through her action
And many quirky habits she possess.

Morning Repeating Walk

Every morning is the same
Dog and I take our walk
Down carpet stairs
Out to condo landing
Down to wooden stairs below
Then round the sidewalk
To our small street
Walk around our condo complex
Around cul-de-sac to stop and sniff
Then continue down little intersection
to the left and another cul-de-sac
Back the way we came
Up to clubhouse; stop and sniff
Around a short U
Then around to sniff a rock
Back down to intersection
To the left pass the lake
Back to sidewalk and around
Up the stairs; across the landing
Open door back inside
Wipe four paws and a belly
Then backup carpeted stairs
And repeat every single day
Unless a brief time for vacation

April 30 prompt from this site http://www.napowrimo.net/

Gold Blocks

Boy from Oxford took dog
To North of woody town
For gold blocks.

Down to ford pond
Boy follow dog to loch
Old myth of gold blocks.

Moon low, owl hoots
Ghostly fog on moor
Boy looks for gold blocks.

Long boy plods on
Dog spy stocky log
No gold blocks, boy sobs.

Prowl on boy took to stony brook
Stoop down to spy gold blocks
Took loot from brook for own.

Lowly howl of wolf
Follows boy, follows dog
Boy jogs for town,
Dog stops to growl
Boy knows to go to town
Slow down for loot of gold blocks.

Soon boy spots town
Slows down, worrys for dog
Dog stops wolf from knoll boldly
Dog strolls now to town.

Boy whoops for joy
Dog jogs to boy
Soon both go to room for
Both now own gold blocks.

April 29th prompt: Choose one vowel. Now write a poem using only words that have that vowel and no others. Most of these univocalic poems are 10 lines or fewer, but poet Evie Shockley produced one titled “legend” with 33 lines. Your univocalic poems may be as long or short as you like.