Friday, January 27, 2017

Verse for a Certain Dog By Dorothy Parker

Such glorious faith as fills your limpid eyes,
Dear little friend of mine, I never knew.

All-innocent are you, and yet all-wise.
(For Heaven's sake, stop worrying that shoe!)

You look about, and all you see is fair;
This mighty globe was made for you alone.

Of all the thunderous ages, you're the heir.
(Get off the pillow with that dirty bone!)

A skeptic world you face with steady gaze;
High in young pride you hold your noble head;

Gayly you meet the rush of roaring days.
(Must you eat puppy biscuit on the bed?)

Lancelike your courage, gleaming swift and strong,
Yours the white rapture of a winged soul,

Yours is a spirit like a May-day song.
(God help you, if you break the goldfish bowl!)

"Whatever is, is good" your gracious creed.
You wear your joy of living like a crown.

Love lights your simplest act, your every deed.
(Drop it, I tell you put that kitten down!)

You are God's kindliest gift of all a friend.
Your shining loyalty unflecked by doubt,

You ask but leave to follow to the end.
(Couldn't you wait until I took you out?)


Anonymous said...

Excellent choice of verse. I love dogs and I love Dorothy Parker. Well illustrated!


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