Thursday, September 15, 2011

morning poem


i watch the dog 
watching the morning,
the thrum of cicadas singing in my ears
while shadows play 
along the edges of things, 
and a breath of autumn 
whispers my name 

19 comments:

lilylovekin said...

What a great shot of your dog, you must frame it. I love the line about the breath of autumn, I'm feeling that here also.

Joyce said...

Oh my stars what a cutie!! xo

Kay L. Davies said...

Oh, Leslie, I just love photos of Lady, and this one tops them all. It is a portrait!
And I always love your poems, too.
"while shadows play
along the edges of things" — so beautiful!
Luv — K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

S. Etole said...

She is exquisite, as are your words.

Jodi said...

I hear it too. Nice!

♥ w o o l f ♥ said...

so, i'm also wondering, is the dog actually thinking 'morning', or is it sitting, waiting, regally, ...
;)))
n♥

Elizabeth said...

"a breath of autumn" -- perfect!

Loree said...

'a breath of autumn whipsers my name' - that is so beautiful. Your poems are always a joy to read.

ayala said...

Beautiful!!!!! Your dog is gorgeous.

Ostriches Look Funny said...

Is it bad for me to say first that your chair is COOL??

And the dog is neat too...and the poem. I'm excited for autumn!

Beth said...

Lady is one beautiful dog--so classy! This is a beautiful poem and tribute to a wonderful canine (who thinks she's a person)friend and to the changing of the season.
Your tone has hope in it. :>)

Dianne said...

Lovely!

Tracy said...

LOVE this portrait for your four-legged friend... and not least this hymn to the changing season. :o) Happy Weekend, Leslie ((HUGS))

becky said...

Beautiful friend you have, Leslie. And you're so right about the breath of autumn coming on...the days are rainy and sad here. leaves are falling before they've even turned color...packing up and leaving in three weeks...looking forward to the shining sun and the special light that reigns over Florida.

Claudia said...

aaahhh - beautiful capture of the moment...and cool pic...wondering what this dog was thinking...smiles

Rick said...

Somehow the breath of autumn in Florida isn't the same as it is up north. It's currently 33 here - on the F scale ! Wood stove has been on the last 4 hours - am looking forward to 30 on the C scale. soon. but not here.

The dog is wise beyond his age - parked in a lovely spot to watch his world go by.

Have a great weekend Leslie.

Michelle DeRusha@Graceful said...

wonderful, leslie, just wonderful...

Noelle Renee said...

This is indeed the best portrait of Lady. It is worthy of the Pharaoh's private retreat house. Just magnificent as she is. Your poem draws the reader into a quiet and meditative space where the world is perceived through waiting and watching in hopeful expectation of nothing more than the fall of a tender, curling leaf.
xoxoxo,
Noelle

ELK said...

such a special little guy/gal, they can be so intent can't they!?

cicadas ..nothing sounds like them..loved your verse