Sunday, January 13, 2013

One Single Impression: Naked Truth


The little man
Takes me for a ride
On his sense of smell
Circling round and round
This quarter acre patch of snow

He pauses, breathes deeply, snuffles,
Roots with snout and paw...
Moves with his head down as his tongue
Takes note, too--lapping and licking the snow--
And his tail, parallel to the ground, does not wag

He sniffs my own footprint as if we had never met
As if I were not his humble servant tethered to
This inveterate finder of truths--
Which fellow-travelers share this patch of earth,
What do they eat?  Where have they been?--
As if we had not done this before.
A few short hours ago.

One Single Impression

20 comments:

totomai said...

the joy of walking. love the communication between you and your pet here .

Geraldine said...

we can learn about truth from our furry friends. nice one Sandy.

kaykuala said...

The joy of being together with a pet can be most exhilarating. Can even be more than with another fellow human! Nicely Sandy!

Hank

Lin Floyd said...

how fun, no photo needed your descriptive words say it all....

Myrna R. said...

Ha. I can sure relate. My dogs take me for rides quite often too. Not on snow though, they seem allergic to it and run back in the house. Happy Sunday.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Our dachsund runs out, does her thing, runs back in and back underneath the fleece blanket.

Sylvia K said...

Ah, does sound like Sam Schnauzer!! What a fun one for the day, Sandy!!

TexWisGirl said...

this made me smile. :) 'as if we had never met' :)

Lisa at Greenbow said...

We should be so vigilant of our surroundings.

anthonynorth said...

Excellent scene and deep in thought.

The Purple Assassin. said...

pets know a lot more about us, than we seem to figure out.
Their gestures talk to us and seem to answer a lot of questions.

Cloudia said...

sweet duo together.



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Lady In Read said...

sweet and a fun read

J Cosmo Newbery said...

Well, he'll never be bored and be a constant source of entertainment!

Robyn Greenhouse said...

As the humble servant to two dogs, this made me smile!

DeniseinVA said...

That's a great poem, loved it!

Laura said...

how beautiful to experience the world anew over and over again... for in truth it is, we are, everything shifting, changing beginning again. Beautiful!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

So sweet -- everything is new and different every day (every hour) to a puppy! We maybe should all remember that lesson.

Heaven said...

Thanks for sharing your reflections ~ This one struck me most: This inveterate finder of truths

The Write Girl said...

I like how you call the dog "little man" and all the curious things floating in his head. Beautifully done as always Sandy!