At Dog Park Haiku Sonnet

I look through tall fence
I want to join the big dogs,
Can you please let me?

I run with big dogs
Tongue out, smiling having fun
I make many friends

I run all over
I chase, bark my opinion
I say don’t be rude

I head to dry pond
I walk through a muddy patch
I have mud boots on

We go; wash paws with water
Now I am clean once again

Then What Could Death Do If Thou Shouldst Depart

My remixing of Shakespearean sonnet was to take different lines from any of his sonnets and try to come up with something totally different. A challenge to try to find the right rhyming words.

Then what could death do if thou shouldst depart,
Lest sorrow lend me words, and words express
How can I then be elder than thou art?
For I have sworn deep oaths of thy deep kindness,
For I have sworn thee fair, and thought thee bright,
To say they err I dare not be so bold,
O’ercharg’d with burthen of mine own love’s might.
And wherefore say not I that I am old?
What means the world to say it is not so?
To say, within thine own deep sunken eyes,
In winged speed no motion shall I know,
To find where your true image pictur’d lies,
Then of thy beauty do I question make,
Or I shall live your epitaph to make.

April 27th prompt from this site http://www.napowrimo.net/

Loss Of My Dog

I lost her early in morning
I went to work worried and stress
She was barely there on flooring
I called mom to assess
She said she looks calm
Finally peacefully sleeping there
I still felt qualm
Said don’t disturb her where
She finally is at rest
I came home; we took her to vet
I cried upon her fur close to my breast
Vet confirmed passing of my beloved pet
I felt heavy loss through the days
For she was like a child in many ways

April 4th prompt from this site http://www.napowrimo.net/

A Dog Love Sonnet

Note from dog: This is my attempt at my first sonnet. This was difficult for me, dog, who had to ask owner how a sonnet worked.

What gives my furry heart to start to beat
My four paws patter to your open arms
With happy grin my mouth hangs opens to greet
For now you are home; I put on my charms

Shall I cuddle close or push you away
You give me bounding love; I return same
Walks abound every day; there’s also play
Alas, wasn’t this way before you came

For I was found wandering streets alone
On cold December day you came for me
Brought me to your place; I now call my own
Have you now wrapped around my paw you see

Thou art my best friend till my final end
Saying my good-bye will be hard to send

Soaring Love [Revision]

Like eagle wings my love soars high in sky.
What love is this now, which enters my soul,
Will not sit idle watching it fly by
Should I pursue what would make my soul whole?

So new that I have never seen before.
Like a cloud I float high above the sky,
In a dreamy world of love I look for
Answers in my beating heart I ask why.

Finally will she be the one for me
Which sent my lonely soul soaring so high
Or will she stab, watching me fall to sea
Torn, broken heart shattered as she stands by.

No, She is the one we are intertwined
Our love will glide through with the flowing wind.

City I Recant You

I have not lived by dazzling lights in night
Twinkling starlight, not found on the highways.
I have not lived among crowded walkways.
I don’t seek to be famous in limelight.
I am not an obsessive clothes shopper
Living crammed between sandwich houses
Have cause no heartbreak in the wee night hours
I have eaten fine steamed fresh lobster but
Tucked quietly away in local joint.
Open air I breathe life, no blocked skies
I live for grassy fields, as I surmise
A look to distant sky, the vantage point
I am cozy with a good book tonight
Gazing out open porch on starry night.