When I start sorting through papers of my life, you have to be submitted to them. Here is a poem I wrote in 2006, when our dog was not a year old. Now he's almost 8 and still the same.
WAITING FOR THE WOMAN
Our dog--only ten months old--
a Puli (Bob Marley's hair walking)
climbs on our bed--our futon, actually,
and lays on the pillows, with one leg
and his head up against the window
that looks out on the driveway of our house.
I found him there tonigh,
Gazing out, looking for the woman,
my wife, who is away
at a birthday dinner
(God bless her....)
I asked him if he were
waiting for the woman.
And from his look, I knew he was.
Totally committed and obsessed,
riveted to the window,
watching, waiting, longing,
for the love she will bring to him.
And aren't we all--each in our own way--
leaning our faces against the window
for Love not yet here
or present, still distant and away?
- ► 2017 (248)
- ► 2016 (291)
- ► 2015 (341)
- Enough dressing already....
- Don't eat the jelly from the village...
- Only Tim is missing now
- Mimi is home!!!
- So, maybe I'm not really losing it....
- My Lucky Day
- Ah, Puerto Rico....
- Waiting for the woman
- The moon
- Better than I thought...and what a loss....
- The Big Check Came!!!
- Why I love New England
- I'm not as dumb as I look...seem...appear to be......
- Something I've never done before...
- Taking nothing that seriously...
- My Dad's day
- I'm always finding stuff in my desk....
- Why I'm an Episcopalian
- Swearing off the news
- What you don't know (part II)
- My five favorite writers
- Luke, the dog
- What good luck
- what I'm doing here....
- My blue 'red' Wednesday
- What you don't know
- Puli's and time changes
- The Feast of All Souls
- heartbreak and Holy Days
- ▼ November (30)
- ► 2013 (262)
- ► 2012 (120)
- ► 2011 (136)
- ► 2010 (204)