Friday, September 28, 2012

Dog and Toad

Dog and Toad

He was here
A couple of days ago;
The dog found him
Galumphing along
Slowly,
Slowly enough to be caught,
Carried in her mouth
For a short while before
Being dropped back into
The soft cool of the grass
And fallen leaves.
I wiped her chin
Where the toad had been.
Gone is the toad
Must be too cold
Time for making
A home down deep
A place of rest and sleep
Until spring arrives
And warms him
Back to alive
And puts a jounce back
In his bounce.

©Donna JT Smith, 2012

11 comments:

  1. Love the interesting rhythm & the way you pushed at the rhyme, along with the capturing of this moment with your dog, Donna. Guess he didn't find that frog so tasty, lucky frog!

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    1. Oh, she was very drooly after that mouthful of toad!

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  2. Ooh! Just watch that toad poison!

    Thanks for putting up the review for part 3! :)

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  3. I love the jouncy, bouncy ending to this one, Donna.

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  4. Yes I love the word jounce too - and that the rhythm of the whole poem gallumphs just like a toad :-)

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    1. He's quite a slow toad that lives by the edge of our front steps, so the dog looks for him every day as she heads out - a bit of enjouncement in her day!

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  5. I like how Dog and Toad makes me think of Frog and Toad! But these two clearly can't be friends!

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    1. Oh, good! That's what I was going for. And though the toad would think otherwise, my dog would have loved to have a toad for a friend!

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  6. loved the feel of this charming piece :)

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