Rescue Me!

Written for:  dVerse Poets Pub - Haibun Monday
(posted by Frank J. Tassone)

"A Nor’easter struck the Northeastern United States this weekend. In my corner of New York’s backyard, I lucked out with a down fall of 5 to 7 inches. Areas closer to the coast received more. Of course, that’s par for the course in January. What else can we expect from winter?"

"Brrrr! Let’s warm ourselves up by writing about winter! Write a haibun about this chill season."

A Winter of many years ago remains fresh in my mind.
The snow descended, one storm after another.  We had
wooden steps to get down from our small deck to the

Our Bassett Hound, Walter, developed a bad back.
Gone were the steps, replaced by a ramp–crudely
made, but workable.  One morning, Walter went
plodding down his ramp, only to get stuck in deep
snow.  His legs were quite short.  We had to go
into the backyard to rescue him.  He seemed embarrassed.

          in the backyard
          he buries a bone in spring  
          winter white blankets yard

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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28 Responses to Rescue Me!

  1. rothpoetry says:

    I like your story! Poor dog. Short legs should be left to dachshunds! :>)


  2. Rob Kistner says:

    This is sweet, gentle, tender and funny Sara… 😄


  3. Sadje says:

    Aww, I feel for poor Walter.


  4. memadtwo says:

    This brings a smile. (K)


  5. I can only imagine what snow that deep would be like. But oh how I feel for your poor little doggie.


  6. Ain says:

    At once amusing and poignant, a lovely little haibun…


  7. I’m guessing poor old Walter didn’t get to dig up his Spring-buried bone. A delightful haibun.


  8. Misky says:

    Nice one, S!


  9. pvcann says:

    poor Walter, what a dilemma, the whole aspect of a northern winter as told in a dogs life.


  10. oh no, poor doggie! 🐶 I’m glad you guys were around!



  11. I’ll bet Walter was happy to be rescued!


  12. VJ Knutson says:

    I can just picture this.


  13. msjadeli says:

    Winter is not kind to short-legged dogs 🙂 What an endearing memory.


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