The Dog

The Dog

A Poem by DIVYA
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The Dog

 

today, I dreamt of a dog

a sweetly splendid hound

black velvet fur that shone

with the softness of pearls

holding me spellbound

he had amber pools for eyes

oozing loyalty and faith

and an ocean of love

angelic and profound

on seeing me he woofed

a most boisterous hello

prancing on me, as a gazelle

leaping all around

placing a giant paw on me

tender, weighing more

than a blessed pound

greeting me as a friend

most cherished, most dear

long lost, now forever found

then the dog turned into a man

turning dream into nightmare

all serendipity to end

all the bliss to confound

today, I dreamt of a dog

a sweetly splendid hound

© 2023 DIVYA


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DIVYA
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Interesting how the beloved, loving hound turned abruptly into a man, which ruined everything. Are we to take this literally, or is this "dream" actually a comment on a relationship? Lacking egos, dogs project an innocence that is often beyond humans.
PS: Thanks for including me in your list of poets who have influenced you. It has not been a one way street, though. I have often been impressed by your skill with words and your willingness to experiment.

Posted 4 Days Ago


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DIVYA

2 Days Ago

Indeed, that innocence is what moved me to write this poem. Thank you dear John.
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Dreams are always mysterious and what we think we are dreaming of never appears to be all it seems. Dog as man or man as dog? Both can show love and loyalty in equal measure. The dream only turns to nightmare if the man is a real dog of a man in actuality. So here is hoping it was just a dream. A most intriguing premise for a poem, Divya. Well written and enjoyed by me.

Posted 3 Days Ago


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DIVYA

2 Days Ago

Indeed, dreams are so fluid and subjective. Either of the dog or the man could be nightmarish. Yes, .. read more
Interesting how the beloved, loving hound turned abruptly into a man, which ruined everything. Are we to take this literally, or is this "dream" actually a comment on a relationship? Lacking egos, dogs project an innocence that is often beyond humans.
PS: Thanks for including me in your list of poets who have influenced you. It has not been a one way street, though. I have often been impressed by your skill with words and your willingness to experiment.

Posted 4 Days Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

DIVYA

2 Days Ago

Indeed, that innocence is what moved me to write this poem. Thank you dear John.
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What a turn in the end! I didn't see that coming. You animated the Hound very well. Reading this was like augmented reality, I could see him in front of me, so clearly. I understand why it turns into a nightmare just because it's a man. Dogs are man's best friend, yet we're nothing alike. Dogs are often nicer. A well-written poem, DIVYA, as always. tyfs

Posted 4 Days Ago


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DIVYA

4 Days Ago

An idea based on a real life dream, it was great fun sketching the dog. There was no real dislike of.. read more
Wow. That ended differently than I supposed. Very powerful. I started to tear up in the beginning because I love dogs so much. Sometimes a good dog or two is all we need.

Posted 5 Days Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

DIVYA

5 Days Ago

Thank you so much. I agree about dogs being all we need.
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Gee
Dogs are a permanent source of joy whereas us men only have moments. If I were a woman I'd stick to dogs:)
Good morning Divya, hope you are well. As always enjoyed reading you

Posted 5 Days Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

DIVYA

5 Days Ago

Thank you for the lovely advice and the kind words, dear Gee. I'm having a fine day, thank you. :)
Such an intriguing tale or should I say tail. I have had dogs throughout my life and loved each one dearly, but not nearly as much as they loved me, often much more than I deserved. If I had been asked if I would have wanted any of them to turn into a person I can't think of anyone that I would replace a dog for. A sad commentary on mankind. The poem had great meter and internal hidden rhymes it just pulled me along like a dog on a leash.

Posted 6 Days Ago


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DIVYA

6 Days Ago

I'm so delighted the poem took you with it dear Soren! You are so lucky to have their love and yes, .. read more
what a splendid new write D. profound, and really great twist from dream of dog to nightmare of hound. Growing leaps and bounds with each new post

ken

Posted 6 Days Ago


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DIVYA

6 Days Ago

Thank you so much dear Ken. Your appreciation means so much!
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Welcome to hell sweethear.

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Davidgeo

6 Days Ago

; ) doug stanhopw will make you laugh. I'm sorry for this
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6 Days Ago

Either we go to war or we have sex... I'm a filthy animal. Purely, I am nasty. Patrick Swayze...... read more
DIVYA

6 Days Ago

Thank you for the reviews David.
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