The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #89150   Message #1679699
Posted By: kendall
26-Feb-06 - 05:25 PM
Thread Name: BS: saying bye bye to a pet
Subject: RE: BS: saying bye bye to a pet
This says it all much better than I could. You have my deepest sympathy.

Yellow Dog

You keep your lofty abstract God.
Myself, I choose a child of Pan,
An ordinary yellow dog
Who does for love what mortals can,
Who stretches out her mortal frame
Determinedly, although she's lame
For one more walk beside her man.

Whose ashes grace the forest way
We roamed together yesterday.
And to the wilder god I pray:
Give her soul some woods to run,
A stick to fetch, a patch of sun.
And near her, Pan, preserve a place
For me, come from a lesser race .

) 1994 W. B. Leavenworth