poetry friday

Dogs and Weather
by Winifred Welles

borzoi-dream-deborah-johnson from fineartamericaI’d like a different dog
For every kind of weather —
A narrow greyhound for a fog,
A wolfhound strange and white,
With a tail like a silver feather
To run with in the night,
When snow is still, and winter stars are bright.

retriever in the fallIn the fall I’d like to see
In answer to my whistle,
A golden spaniel look at me.
But best of all for rain
A terrier, hairy as a thistle,
To trot with fine disdain
Cairn Terrier Wearing an Umbrella in the RainBeside me down the soaked, sweet-smelling lane.