Wednesday, December 22, 2010
In Lieu of a Post . . .
And thanks to all of you for being such excellent furry and non-furry companions to all of us in Roxie's World. If you are traveling this holiday season, may your journeys be safe and joyous. If you are not, well, lucky you. The moms hit the road bright and early tomorrow morning for a few days in the Land of the Moosians. Details as time and circumstances allow. Meanwhile, the poem (which we found here):
Woman and Dog
A woman and a dog walked all day
beside the non-moving canal.
People who walk dogs displace themselves:
the dog sniffs and leads, harnesses
a human soul, spirit and flesh
willing or not. Its human-dog eyes
cradle the walkable world – a happy place –
a brimming here-and-yet. The canal
neither followed nor lagged behind.
There was the simplified world, on either side, green
fields and red houses. There was the little pub
they always got to.
So long they trudged, two bodies and one
soul, so many miles,
the paws began to bleed.
Little flecks of ruby blood glittered the black
rubbery pads, as if the dog was inking out
all the sadness of the woman.
And the woman, being just strong enough,
gathered up the dog (not a small one)
and carried it all the way home, wherever that was.
© Petra White
Don't you love that line, There was the simplified world? Let's take a long walk in the new year, darlings, and see if we can find it. Peace out.