Rocky snaps at dragonflies
who find warmth on blacktop.
Then we meander to the hayfield,
where grasses rustle in June wind
and my dog, tail wagging,
paws prancing, pulls the leash.
My gait wide, awkward,
my mouth, open, laughing.
He pulls me like an Alaskan sled.
Walking the Dog
Rocky snaps at dragonflies
49 thoughts on “Walking the Dog”
Great imagery, well done :3
You have written the words so properly that it creates an invisible clip that readers watch as they read your post. nice one…Cheers!
Gally, thanks ever so much 🙂
You have no idea how your comment blessed my poetic heart. Thank you.
I love walking my dogs and this is just like that, only for me the last line would be different ‘We Run” would be replaced with He dragged me. that was great asa
Diamonds and Dogs,
thanks for your comment and what a cool title!
I wish I had a beach to comb! I guess a river bank counts to some degree? You are so right about the dragging part. Rocky is a husky and I think he believes I’m a sled. His inborn instincts take over when we walk. hehe. Thanks so much for your delightful comments!
So beautiful and free….loved it!! 🙂
Buttercup, thank you so much. I appreciate your saying so.
love the feeling along with your words..
Thank you, Jingle!
what a great moment well written!
breathtakingly beautiful… the imagery was conjured up well 😀
and happy dog-walking 😀
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Thanks, Amit, D.S. and Megzone,
Your words are very encouraging!
Very nice. Good job capturing the moment.
nice and lovely imagery.. love dogs .. wish i had one
I wish I had a dog too.. wonderful moment perfectly captured in your poem 🙂 amazing
Nice poem about time with man’s best friend. Heartspell
Yes,,, the dog walker– or is the dog really taking the owner on an adventurous walk about.
this was great imagery! 🙂
Great poem, beautiful simplicity in the last line seals the deal: “We run.”
Hi, I’m taking part in Jingle’s thursday-poets-rally and am here to read your poetry
and to extend encouragement and my very best wishes and hopes for your writing success! 🙂
Your poem is sublime! I can almost feel myself there walking Rocky 🙂 You use such beautiful narrative. Well done, my friend!
ps: The below mentioned links will take you separately to Jingle’s page and to my own page where you can see my own poetry. Hope you like what you see there!
Thanks so very much!
Dragonflies and Goosebumps,
Thank you for loving Rocky. I have eight cats and so many dragonflies here!
I’m so sorry I haven’t gotten to Jingle’s site in a while. I’ve been up to me ears in stuff, but I hope to get over there in the next little bit, what a beautiful site.
Oh Rocky! We love you already… me, my cat (well, maybe she doesn’t really love you), and my dragonflies. 🙂
Pets are such and important participant in our lives. They often help us deal with the drama around us, so that we can continue to survive it (and other around us can survive us as well!)
Your poem made me smile and want to meet Rocky. Loved it!
I feel like I was on the walk too, thanks for sharing.
how hilarious can things get 😛
Is fun, feel like joining it!
SK and Dancing Freak,
Thank you so much. It IS fun to walk that dog or rather let him walk me.
Your poem made me smile. I remember similar walks with my golden retriever years ago. Truly lovely. Thanks!
Thank you so much. My sister has a golden retriever named Baby. She’s a wonderful and intelligent dog, very faithful to her family.
Really really wonderful!
Thank you so much 🙂
What a great moment captured.
hope that you have fun reading poets who were here.
lovely entertaining poetry 🙂
wow, thank you:)
so descriptive for such a simple task… it creates a great image. nice job. 🙂
Thanks so much!
awe this made me want to walk a dog and I don’t even have one…keep writing!
I’m here from Jingle’s thanks for sharing hope you have time to check me out
Thank you, Ms. Peaches,
Dogs can be lots of fun.
So clear to picture and get a feel for the scene through your words. awesome
So like our walks, except, like I previous commenter, I’m more often dragged than running along, lol
I love this poem so much. I had to post it on my FB under my notes. I’m glad you wrote this about him. It says so much about him in so little words. <3
I am proud that you pasted it to your facebook. That blesses me very much. This poem was written right after I had come in from walking him one afternoon. There were dragonflies all over the blacktop, warming themselves in the sun. He kept trying to catch one but they would fly off before he could do it. Hehe…I love that boy.
As do I. And I loved the way he snapped at bugs!