The Dogs Are Barking (May 19, 2013)

 

Several people have suggested I reblog earlier posts. This one is one of my first, written when Diego and Frida were still with me and before Morrie made his appearance. Below is just a partial copy of the poem. To read it in its full version, click HERE.

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The Dogs Are Barking

They break the morning––a daily rite.
It’s just a warning. The dogs won’t bite.
Two strangers talk but pass unseen.
I doze, they walk, with a wall between.
I lie here posed between thought and sleep.
My eyes still closed. I’m swimming deep.

I resist the trip––that journey up––
preferring to sip from the dreaming cup
whose liquid darker and bitter thick
reveals a starker bailiwick
than schedules, crafts, menus, schemes.
Much finer draughts we quaff in dreams.

I try to sink back into sleep,
once more to drink of waters deep;
but the dogs still bark. They leap and pace.
My dreams too dark for this morning place.
Those dreams lie deep and intertwined,
wanting to creep back up my mind.

But its slippery slope is much inclined
and provides small hope that I will find
again, that world well out of sight
where truth…

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About lifelessons

My blog, which started out to be about overcoming grief, quickly grew into a blog about celebrating life. I post daily: poems, photographs, essays or stories. I've lived in countries all around the globe but have finally come to rest in Mexico, where I've lived since 2001. My books may be found on Amazon in Kindle and print format, my art in local Ajijic galleries. Hope to see you at my blog.

2 thoughts on “The Dogs Are Barking (May 19, 2013)

  1. Christine Goodnough

    Your image of sliding away from dreamland is very well done. Reminds me of 4 am when I’m trying to sleep and Pookie’s on the bed picking at my covers because he wants to go out and explore. Grrr…
    Really like this line: Much finer draughts we quaff in dreams.

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