Friday, August 19, 2011

Oh! A Poem from a Puppy!

Morning with Sage and Bonfire
Photo by Amy LV

We have a new puppy at our house!  Sage is a Border Collie/Great Pyrenees mix, and we adopted her from a friend in the sheep barn at the Wyoming County Fair this week.  Watching Sage explore the world, I am again reminded of each of our children as toddlers, and every puppy and kitten I have ever known.  The world is new!  Who are you?

Students - this morning as I tried to sleep past 6:00am, Sage was wide awake and ready to play.  She was ready to bite on rocking chair rockers, to teethe on my hand, and to bounce about the living room.  Rather than try to settle her down, I brought her outside and watched her romp and wiggle through dewy grass, intrigued by sticks and kitties, unripe Concord grapes and flowers.  Watching Sage play, I wrote this poem from her point of view.  Sometimes writing is easier when you are right close and watching what you are writing about.  Why all of those exclamation marks?  Well, that's how I think Sage would talk if puppies spoke English!

Dori is hosting today's Poetry Friday over at Dori Reads with her own collection of books and words from many friends...

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  1. Love slobber kisses and nose to nose. ;-) Thanks for sharing.

  2. Oh, what a cute puppy! Love the name Sage. :)

  3. Fun! It always changes things when we look at life from another's perspective.

  4. Congrats on the new addition to the family! Lucky pup. And she'll certainly keep you all hopping with that pedigree. Thanks for the fun poetic treat from her perspective!

  5. How do you think Sage will turn out to be? A border collie-sized dog with the mellow temperment of the Pyrenees or a big dog with the enthusiasm of the border collie? Or somewhere in between? Loved the poem. Thanks for giving us all our weekly Amy LV poetry fix.

  6. Thank you for the happy Sage-wishes! She is a wonderful smart and cuddly puppy. Who would have known that she'd be housebroken and would stay in the yard and on the porch. Plus...super cuddly! We are so grateful!