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?)

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

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

-Tamara

rain said...

Thanks!

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