Dog poet misses deadline

Hello, how lovely of you to visit me, thank you. This is my latest post in response to Colleen’s weekly poetry challenge The two prompt words this week, to be integrated synonymously, are inspiration and plan

Mucky Boots and Flawless Paws

I am walking the Munros again, those Scottish mountains over 3,000 feet. Today I add photos to my album, as proof of five more completed; we are called Munro baggers. I now have 47 in my bag with a further 2888 metres of ascent and 45 kilometres walked to enter in my log.

mist and sun fighting it out in Glen Coe

Rising to the sky

My scheduled mountains waver

Betwix valley mist

And rising light, till Phoebus,*

With Appolo, wins the day.

                             By Ben, the dog poet © 2018

* His name in Latin has the same roots as Greek, meaning to destroy or excite.

Source – – Phoebus Apollo, God of the sun

5 thoughts on “Dog poet misses deadline

  1. Got it this time, Bernadette, and printed it before it sank without a trace. Lovely words but a magnificent snap of mountainy mists and distances. By the way, “mountainy” is a word you’d get in Synge’s PLAYBOY.



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  2. I love the word “betwix!” I’m so happy to see you writing again my sweet friend, Bernadette. Give Ben a big hug from me. Your photos are glorious. I’ve added you to the recap, so no worries. ❤

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  3. Thank you very much Colleen. I had left the s of “wins the day”, but have corrected it now. I was rushing against the deadline! Ben is now wallowing in his big hug. I have been reading “Fairies, Myths and Magic, which is just wonderful. My family come from Ireland, so Leprechauns have featured largely in my upbringing, as have Banshees. I loved your introduction and I learned so much.


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