Thank you so much for coming to visit a dog poet. My poems for Colleen’s weekly poetry challenge are a take on life from a canine perspective. We poets – and to date I seem to be the only dog poet – write one of the structured poems permitted and have to integrate, as synonyms, the two words given as a prompt.
This week the word are spring and sing; I am doing a Tanka.
You can find out about it all, and have a go yourself, by clicking below:
Colleen’s poetry challenge
Last week I had to relinquish my van, which had been our friend, transport and accommodation, as we climbed the first 50 mountains on our quest to conquer the 282 Munros in Scotland; they are the mountains over 3000 feet. While I had grown to love the character of my van it seems that’s it’s unreliability was a bit of a liability. I had very mixed feelings about this transformation and wrote about then in this blog:
Ben’s new Munromobile
You can read all about our v. v. v big challenge here. Ben’s adventure
However, look at what I’ve got now and, of course, I had to write a poem about it.
Bought near Pentland hills –
My rising star, shinning bright –
Like the promise of sunset
Or a boyant, joyous song.
Love Ben, the dog poet xx