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 – www.indepthinfo.com – Phoebus Apollo, God of the sun

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The dog poet is back

Friends, collies, fellow poets

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 give and recieve. With a bit of poetic licence I am thinking of my short poem as a long synonymous phrase 🙂

The definition of a synonym is: “a word or phrase that means exactly or nearly the same as another word or phrase in the same language…” oxforddictionaries.com

 

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This treasure we have

A mutual exchange, me to

You, you to me – love

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On Great Gable

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 dignity and success.

Me and my person did a long walk yesterday, up a v. v. v big mountain, called Great Gable, in the English Lake District. Right at the top, fixed to the summit, is a war memorial my person had come to see. This is the story.

On 6th June 1924 a group of people, who had survived the first world war, took this memorial to the top of this classic hill to remember their friends, who had not returned from the battlefields. They were part of a club that used to meet in Wasdale to go rock climbing, in what was then a remote mountain valley. They were the pioneers of this relatively new sport. The date they choose was the exact same day that George Mallory and Sandy Irving disappeared into the waves of rolling cloud with just two more obstacles to go before claiming victory – Mallory’s third attempt – at the summit of Mount Everest, the highest mountain in the world. They never returned and whether they made it or not is the greatest mystery in the history of mountaineering.

You can read lots more about it in a brilliant book called ‘Into the Silence’ by Wade Davis. He puts the quest to conquer the highest mountains in the world in the context of a generation of men made fearless through the barbarous conditions of trench warfare and the horrific sights they had been through, or known their friends had experienced.

My person wrote this poem about it:

memorial g. g.

Memorial placed

On high hill to honour men

Whose death won freedom

 

Unveiling the war memorial

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As for me, I got up to the summit, then bowed my head in memory of more than 400,000 horses, belonging to the cavalry units, that were killed.

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Dog-poet tries again

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 belong and dream.

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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Orphan pup aspires

to being loved and sleeping

on soft furnishings.

By Ben, the dog-poet © 2018

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

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

Pianist 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.