Sunday, May 10, 2009

The Loneliness of Dogs




The Loneliness of Dogs

About spelling the human masters
were never wrong, making me wonder
at what age did their cleverness reveal
that god spelled backwards was dog?
Later in their lives, a larger orthography
came to define them in their own letters:
somewhere between animal and angel.

But for me it's always been a dog's life.
And if a deity ever entered my shaggy
existence, it was only the unlettered moon
to whom I howled all those nights
when a restless emptiness slipped
over my fur like a black glove,

and I became the hand that fed me.


Copyright © 2009 Tim Mayo All rights reserved from The Kingdom of Possibilities Mayapple Press Reprinted by Verse Daily® with permission




Happy Mothers' Day!
♥´¨)
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(¸.•´ (¸.•´♥ Tristan ♥

23 comments:

TheChicGeek said...

This is the coolest post eva! Love the words and the pics...so perfect!
Thanks for sharing it, Tristan :)

You have such a fantastic blog!
Enjoy your Mother's Day too!

Marilyn said...

Hi Tristan!!
Great post.... Am enjoying Mother's Day & hope you are too!!
Have a Peaceful Evening!!
Love,
Marilyn
xxoo

Berlin Deluxxe said...

Our four legged friends are certainly our furry children :)

Lara Harris said...

OMD!I LOVE these vintage dog photos!Your blog is fantastic!
:o)~Lara

Sue said...

Fab pics Tristan! Great post about dogs also. Dogs are incredibly special
creatures.

Nan said...

Love love your post.....my mother adored dogs (me too) and when I saw your photos it made me think of my mom in the happiest of ways on this sometimes sad day for me. Thanks!

TRES BELLE said...

Tristan,

How could you have possibly known how much I loooooove pooches! Everytime I see one, it makes me want one again. June 5, will mark my beloved Josie's death last year. That is partially why I do not have another dog right now. Maybe down the road...perhaps a Golden Retriever named Gracie!!!

Thanks for the warm wishes!

Kris

The Joy of Nesting said...

So can you see all five fur babies sitting here elbowing me out of the way to get a better look?? They'd like to to tell you this is your best post yet!!

Thanks for the rust tip!! Gads 24 hours really??? It takes at leasr a week or two to grow rust here. :)

Pattie ;)
Mazatlan Mx.

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

You find the BEST vintage pics---I love that first one of the dog with the party hat!
EXCELLENT!!

XXXOOO!!!!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Hi Tristan! Thank you as always for visiting my neck of the woods! What a sweet post about our four legged pals! Where ever do you find such great vintage photos? You are a master at it! Have a splendid week sir. Au revoir! Anita

Ingrid Mida said...

When you have a dog, you never feel lonely. I loved the part about dog being god spelled backwards. Cute photos!

Light and Shadow Studio said...

Thank you for the good wishes for mother's day and I wish a great day for you as well. Thank you for the thought provoking poem. Loved the last line. What truer sweeter love is there than that of a dog? The picture of the man hugging his dog reminded me of our Australian Shepard that passed on a little over a year ago. Thankfully it has faded to more of a bittersweet memory than pain. The pictures are great. As always, I thank you for sharing a few pics and the poem. You always add something special to my life whenever I drop by.

Myrna said...

Hi Tristan!
I just popped over from Mind Wide Open and just HAVE to tell you that I think your art is amazing!! I loved what you did with the challenge!
Blessings!
Myrna

Leslie said...

Great post, as I am mother to 4 of the 2 legged variety and grandmother to 12 of the 4 legged variety.

Thanks.

Debby said...

Tristan, I love this post, but of course I would. My babies are everything to me, love them so much.

Debby

Gail Lackey said...

Love the fab photos Tristan! My little yorkie is my baby....and she minds better than the two legged ones!
hugs, Gail

Gail Lackey said...

Love the fab photos Tristan! My little yorkie is my baby....and she minds better than the two legged ones!
hugs, Gail

The Joy of Nesting said...

Hey you,

If you aren't going to tell your fans then I will just have to!! Your theatre entry for this months Mind Wide Open Challenge is Amazing!!! I'm now trying to figure out a way to vote a couple of more times... maybe I could start a few new blogs or... open up a few more email accounts or... I'm thinking I'm thinking....

Pattie ;)
Mazatlan Mx.

FOREVER JANN said...

LOVE LOVE THE VINTAGE DOG PHOTO'S !
AREN'T DOGS WONDERFUL FRIENDS.
HOPE YOUR FEELING MUCH BETTER AND YOUR SINUS INFECTION IS GONE.
HAVE A BEAUTIFUL DAY , THANKS FOR INSPIRING ME/ALL OF US WITH YOUR BLOG

Jules of Whimsicalnotions blog said...

How do you do it that post is just lovely, was thinking slippery dip for the shoe.I just adore that invitation so many things to maker up the imaginative whole !

carylsrealm said...

Awww! Poor babies! What great photos!

Joy said...

Tristan, your MWO piece is beyond awesome. LOVE it.

Carolee said...

What a wonderful Mother's Day post, and beautful tribute to fur-children! Lovely vintage photos too...

~ Carolee