Pooches And Blues

Written for:  dVerse Open Link Night #183
“Under The Influence” – (posted by Victoria Slotto
This is Victoria, inviting you to join us today at the pub with your poem. Would you to share, in comments, one or two of your go-to favorite sources to stir up your creative muse. I think of my garden, nature, my experience working as a hospice nurse, poets like Mary Oliver and Jane Kenyon. Where do you go on a day like today when you are not confined to the limits of a prompt?

Sizzle my senses with a saxophone,
take me to pinnacles of pleasure and sex.
Smile softly and dance to beat of trombone,
or plumb depths of despair, no repair with ex.

Are my dogs reacting to sound of blues,
perhaps a litter mate they recall
with fondness. Are they confused,
wondering where they left a ball?

Although we hear music with different ears,
both humans and dogs feel those vibrations.
Whether sounds spark happiness or tears
we all need the spark of illumination.

I will continue to play the blues
for music and dogs, each a spirited muse.


About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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9 Responses to Pooches And Blues

  1. I’m sure the dogs understand the music… but just maybe they would prefer Mozart


  2. Bodhirose says:

    I’ve seen some cute videos on Facebook where dogs are reacting to music. Your poem brought this to mind. They really do like to join with us in whatever we’re doing!


  3. Grace says:

    I would think we humans react to differently to the music from the dogs ~ This part made smile:

    Are they confused,
    wondering where they left a ball?

    Play the blues!

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  4. ihatepoetry says:

    Beautiful. Is this a sonnet? IT’s great.


  5. Mish says:

    Oh I love the visual of those dogs, ears up, head tilted reacting to the sound of the blues.
    “Whether sounds spark happiness or tears
    we all need the spark of illumination.”
    So true!!


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