Friday, October 05, 2018

Friday Poetry: small animal poems

I'm joining in with my Poetry Sisters once again, to post small poems (six lines or less) about animals. The challenge is to include the three words spike, roof, and shadow. I've done a couple drafts, and am sharing this one about my dog Jax. He's been such a joy to me in the past two years.

Fur Therapy

Across snowfields
my puppy Jax gambols
biting my snowballs into dust;
a spike of laughter
to raise the roof
of my spirit’s shadow.

Andromeda Jazmon 

Please enjoy these links to the other blogs of my Poetry Sisters, where the variety of ways 
they meet this challenge is truly amazing. Also, please find time this weekend to enjoy all 
the poetry links at the Opposite of Indifference - the Poetry Friday Roundup

Tanita S. Davis

Liz Garton Scanlon

Kelly Fineman

Trisha Stohr-Hunt


Tricia said...

This is a perfect poem. Dogs so lift our spirits and seem to sense when we need it most.
So happy to see you here. Love to you dear sister.

Liz Garton Scanlon said...

And extra credit for using gambols!!
I love this, Andi, and love you, and am so glad to have you back among us in this way!!

tanita✿davis said...

I love the title - small animal poems. The animal AND the poem is very small, but so evocative, and I love the idea of your puppy trying to eat the threat of snow. He sounds adorable.

Ruth said...

I always love reading the Poetry Sisters' work!

laurasalas said...

Andi, I still love this poem so much. It makes me happy (and also sad) in my memories of Jackie. Love that you are here, on the screen, with us, surfacing for a bit, this month. Thank you. xoxo

Buffy Silverman said...

Nothing like a puppy to raise the spirit's roof! Thanks for sharing this delight.

Linda B said...

I've had a sweet dog in the past who bit "my snowballs into dust". Beautifully crafted with those given words. It was a challenge & I've enjoyed them all.

Mary Lee said...

Welcome back! I love how you used the challenge words!

Kay said...

Lovely--especially those ending lines.

Sara said...

Dogs DO raise the roof of shadow, and I adore how you've captured that here. And give Jax a hug from me.

Kelly Ramsdell said...

What an adorable image of Jack capering about! I'm so glad you joined us this month!

JoAnn Early Macken said...

The title fits the poem so well, and "biting my snowballs into dust" made me laugh. I love the image of laughter raising "the roof of my spirit’s shadow."