Dog-poets latest #micropoetry #senryu

Hello,

how lovely of you to visit me, thank you. This is the latest offering of the dog-poet in response to Colleen’s weekly poetry challenge The two prompt words this week, to be integrated synonymously, are celebrate and sing.

You can read all about my v. v. v big adventure by visiting my home page  and also, my Munro blogs. All my poems are here dog-poets page

 

Meall a Choire Leith
Meall a Choire Leith

 

Wag, wag tail for each

hill climbed. Barking hosannas

punctuate  Munros

By Ben, the dog-poet © 2018

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Dog-poet turns humourist

Hello,

how lovely of you to visit me, thank you. This is the latest offering of the dog-poet in response to Colleen’s weekly poetry challenge The two prompt words this week, to be integrated synonymously, are dance and command

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Ben sit, Ben stay Ben…

Whirligig libretto till

Music plays the Can-Can

By Ben, the dog-poet © 2018

 

All my poems are here  dog-poets page .You can read all about my v. v. v big adventure by visiting my home page and also, my Munro blogs.

 

 

Ben’s world 28/03/2018

Hello,

how lovely of you to visit me, thank you. This is a snap shot of my world in response to the questions posed in Cee’s weekly ‘Share Your World

You can read all about my v. v. v big adventure by visiting my home page and also, my Munro blogs. All my poems are here  dog-poets page

What is your favorite color of hair? You can name your hair color or a color that you just like.

I’m a tri coloured Border Collie, mostly dark brown, which is a bit difficult to work with. However, I’ve got a streak of white running down my nose and I wondered about a bit of purple and orange, for a punk dog effect. What do you think, would it suit me?

My person is getting more and more grey but I’m not sure I’m allowed to tell you that. I hope I don’t go that way.

List at least 5 things that you are good at.

  1. Playing ball
  2. Swimming
  3. Play fighting with Oscar my best pal
  4. Eating up ALL of my dinner
  5. Unconditional love

What is your favorite animal or type of animal? (pets, dolphins, stuffed, wild cats, etc)

Well now, it used to be dogs, for obvious reasons, but just recently I’ve got a friend from an altogether different species called Mickey. He is a rather tenacious little mouse that got into my van and hung around for three months, despite our best efforts to move him on. You can read all about him here. In the end I grew very fond of him and I do miss him now! I was hoping he was going to come with us on our great adventure.

One women, her dog and a mouse on the Munros 🙂 .

What did you appreciate or what made you smile this past week?  .

Writing a poem for Colleen’s Tuesday poetry challenge about swimming.

I wonder what you have all been up to.

Love Ben

 

Dog-poet’s latest

Hello,

how lovely of you to visit me, thank you. This is the latest offering of the dog-poet in response to Colleen’s weekly poetry challenge The two prompt words this week, to be integrated synonymously, are charm and time

You can read all about my v. v. v big adventure by visiting my home page and also, my Munro blogs. All my poems are here  dog-poets page

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Nameless mascot of

our Munro quest fronts ageless

cliffs called Braeriach.

By Ben, the dog-poet xx © 2018

Love Ben xx

Dog-poet’s world 19/03/2018

Hello,

how lovely of you to visit me, thank you. This is a snap shot of my world in response to the questions posed in Cee’s weekly ‘Share Your World Challenge’ You can read all about my v. v. v adventure by visiting my home page and also, my Munro blogs.

What is your earliest memory?

Image result for collies puppies in a barn images

My earliest memory was playing a bit of ruff and tumble with my siblings in the barn where I was born. Then we did a lot of jostling for position trying to be the closest to our mum, when we collapsed in a heap at the end of our game.

Which way does the toilet paper roll go? Over or under?

I don’t know what toilet paper is.

What makes you feel grounded?

It’s when I have my dinner. Then all is well with the world. I jump up on the soft furnishings, turn around a few times and then settle down with a big sigh for a significant number of zzzzzzzzzzzs – Bliss 🙂

What did you appreciate or what made you smile this past week?

It was when my person came back after being away for a few days, doing that horrible work thing which I hate, but when she comes back…. oh, what unbridled joy. Then we settle down on the soft furnishings.

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Can’t wait to see what you have all been up to and finding out about the up and under of toilet paper, what ever that is.

Love Ben xx0

Dog-poet tries a Cinquain

Dog-poet tries a Cinquain for Colleen’s Tuesday Tanka challenge – joy and fury, synonymously

A little dog-poet licence perhaps but this is the basic formCinquain

 

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By Ben, the dog-poet © 2018

I was so scared of the water and it took a lot of coaxing to help me overcome my fear but I love chasing ball more anything in the world. Throwing it just out of my reach got me – eventually – plunging. Then I was out of my depth and had to cope (swim) and I haven’t looked back. Show me a circumference of water and I will drag any human holding my lead to it, with a fury, based on joy!

Love Ben xx

 

 

Ben’s world 12/03/2018

These are my answers for Cee’s share your world questions

If a distant uncle dies and you were always his favorite and leaves you $50,000 (any currency) in his will, what would you do?

That would be £36,000 in my country. Gosh that’s a lot of dosh for a dog to his paws on. I would like to spend it all on treats but I don’t think my house is big enough to hold that many. Still, I’ve got two brilliant alternatives and it’s v. v. v hard to choose between them. First, I could give all of it to my person so that we reached the fundraising target for the big challenge that has spawned my literary career. Then we would only have to walk all the mountains. Or, I could buy us a brilliant camper van, so we didn’t have to use my old van which, though it has a lot of character, isn’t very reliable and – if I’m honest – not that comfortable for sleeping in while we are away. Either way, I like to think there would be a little bit over for a nice big hunk of my favourite mature cheddar.

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What sound or sounds do you love?

The chuckling noise made by dog biscuits as they hit my dinner bowl – what else?

What’s your middle name?  Why?

My middle name is Munro, which is a funny name for a dog. I’m called that because of all the mountains in Scotland that we have to climb that are over 3,000 feet. They are called Munros after the man who found them all, Sir Hugh Munro. Although Ben, my first name, is a good name for a dog I’m only called that because lots of the mountains are called Ben, like Ben Lomond and Ben More. The biggest mountain in the whole of the United Kingdom of Great Britain, Ben Nevis, is known as The Ben. My people sometimes call me The Ben, but I think they are making fun of me, which isn’t very nice.

 

What did you appreciate or what made you smile this past week?  Feel free to use a quote, a photo, a story, or even a combination. 

Me and my people have got a static caravan in the English Lake District and the season opened again this week. This means I’ve got nine months when I can have a holiday every weekend. Me and my human will be getting fit for our Scottish mountains again by walking all those Wainwright fells in the Lake District and, of course, it means summer is coming too.

That’s me for now,

Love Ben xx 0