The dogs of saturday morning

The dogs of Saturday morning …

the snow...
A desire for warmth…

Four thirty and the dogs are restless at the
foot of the bed
Sliding silently from beneath the fleece
so as not to awaken my wife

Too early …. I could have stayed in that warmth
slumbering until dawn
better to slip silently down the stairs
and let the boys out

Plug in the percolator and scent the coffee as
the dogs clatter the food bowls
I shush them pouring more nuggets
in the soon empty bowls

I think of the cold january darkness outside
and go to the mercury reading
six below zero and still going down
I wonder what of this day

Sipping the coffee bean nectar I wrap a fleece around my shoulders
as the dogs wrestle
the dawn’s grey lights the snow outside the patio doors
we settle into the new day

Light classical music in the background I realize
we will all be dozing soon
The dogs though begin to snore on full stomachs
arranging the day in wide open yawns

Why so early boys ?

~

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EdF

Sometime in my life, I started to write about my life journey, in poetry, in story perhaps to sort them out and enter them into a place of safekeeping. The soul of the writer is perhaps best described in their words, emotions and thoughts. If these poems or stories touch something inside you then maybe I have succeeded in sharing. I will not write about my self in profile, because self isn't so important in writing. Only the journey in words and the sharing are important. Why would weever say " Now about me !"........I'd rather write about life, nature, serenity ........

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EdF

Sometime in my life, I started to write about my life journey, in poetry, in story perhaps to sort them out and enter them into a place of safekeeping. The soul of the writer is perhaps best described in their words, emotions and thoughts. If these poems or stories touch something inside you then maybe I have succeeded in sharing. I will not write about my self in profile, because self isn't so important in writing. Only the journey in words and the sharing are important. Why would we ever say " Now about me !"........I'd rather write about life, nature, serenity ........

7 thoughts on “The dogs of saturday morning

  • February 9, 2019 at 1:15 PM
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    The similarities of morning routine with the dogs are almost uncanny. Except I have lost the wife part but the rest is spot on. Thank you for sharing. Jamie

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  • February 9, 2019 at 10:36 PM
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    So well do I remember when my Dad would get up so early in the morning and take the dog out then walk around the farm with the dog, checking all the out buildings, chickens, and the pig to make sure all was well. I would watch him from my upstairs bedroom window. This brought back memories of life on the farm. I enjoyed reading this poem, Ed.

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  • February 10, 2019 at 4:29 AM
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    Jamie , Thank You , almost a daily occurrence around here ! I’m very Sorry about the wife part though .

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  • February 10, 2019 at 4:30 AM
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    Phyllis , ah those memories , Thank you so much .

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  • February 11, 2019 at 2:32 PM
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    Rasma , Thank you kind lady ! I am finding in my older years the company of the dogs is just easier than socializing …………:-]
    Although they constantly get me up Too early !

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  • February 12, 2019 at 5:15 AM
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    I trained mine well, she sleeps or stays quiet until the last person, my wife or myself wake up. But once that happens she’s off like a rocket, racing down the stairs to go outside. Nice work Ed.

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