Saturday, July 20, 2013

Dogs days of summer


Those days brighter
could be just
a newborn’s smile…

When the Sirius rose
Roman
sacrificed
a brown dog
to appease the rage
of the star,
they believe
it caused of
the hot, sultry
weather…

Start
a new day
lifting up
the chin…
morning breeze
will fill you in,
early bird
soars high
above the pine tree,
cider
needles’re
penetrating sky,
growing in the mist
cathedral domes
finding their way to light...

fragile stories-
all reflected
in the rippled lake,
through the
drifting lilies
life emerges –
ducks with
ducklings follow
the path,
filling with the quacks
air and our hearts.

Image credit: Margaret Bednar 

 The poem inspired by Artistic Interpretation "Dog Days of Summer" with Margaret

24 comments:

  1. Poor mutts, even they didn't deserve to get chopped up for sniffing butts haha

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    1. Sorry...new for me too...Thanks for stopping by, Pat! :)

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  2. Beautiful reflections of summer.......Your quote "a bird doesnt sing" on the right is one of my all time favorites.

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    1. Thank you very much, Sherry for kindness! Nice to meet you :)

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  3. I like the morning breeze filling in and lifting us up ~ Thanks for sharing it with us ~

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  4. I had not heard the legend of the brown dog before. How interesting!

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    1. For me it was new too! Love to learn the history behind the words. Thanks for visit, Kerry! :)

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  5. Filled with hope and fervor. Thanks for your visit and beautiful comments.

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    1. thanks,Vandana for kind words! Cheers! :)

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  6. rather like the relief in the end...in the life emerging from the lake...much cooler than the heat...and sacrificing dogs...ugh....

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    1. ...it seems we always sacrifice something for the life path- only one...thanks, Brian for wise thoughts :)

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  7. I really like
    "Start
    a new day
    lifting up
    the chin…
    morning breeze
    will fill you in,"
    ...makes me think of hope and possibilities...

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    1. Yeah,being positive - important! Nice to meet you :)

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  8. I hadn't heard of the sacrifice of the brown dog either...such a beautiful summer piece.

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  9. ah you capture the magic of a summer morning with all the details...beautiful

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  10. ...I wonder what the Romans thought when the days remained hot! ? I liked your use of "fragile" as summer is a balance, isn't it? So much could disturb the peacefulness...

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    1. Thanks, Margaret! Your questions inspire to research more...Thanks :)

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  11. A whole new meaning to "the dog days of summer"? Or the original meaning? I wonder.
    K

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    1. Good day, Kay, - this is what I found out...seems as original meaning. Thanks for visiting, nice to meet you, love the pic of your dog :)

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  12. fragile stories all reflected in the rippled lake..oh, I like this line..very nice...

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  13. Thanks, Truedessa, glad you like it. :)

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