Canine Fictions

My S-I-L Belinda has an eye for the interesting, the beautiful and the absurd and takes the most wonderful photos.

I love this photo of hers and thought it the perfect match to a poem that I wrote for Gabrielle Bryden’s Close Shaves Week. Thanks, B. πŸ™‚

photo - bps - cat

Photo by Belinda Price-Sinclair

the neighbour’s dog
has a lot
to say in the morning.

I imagine he entertains
the Vox Dogz with tales
of victorious nocturnal stoushes
with the white cat from across the road:
β€œA face like a chook’s bum
I tell ya rrrrhahahaharuffruff β€œ

But I’ve seen him run
at the sight of her.


Β (Look, Tilly, no commas! πŸ™‚ )

24 thoughts on “Canine Fictions

  1. That cat has a fierce and merciless look on its face, as if someone has awoken it from a slumber. Lovely poem too, though if you read it to the cat, don’t it would crack a smile…

  2. Dogged opinion, Feline Truth. πŸ˜€
    Well done! πŸ™‚

    I’ve been playing with different poetic forms on my Implied Spaces blog: Prose poems. tanka-haibun and Google-translation free verse. “One blog is never enough” he told his Mass Media Addiction counsellor, between manic fits of posting. πŸ˜€

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