Celebration of Poetry- 4/1: DOGS

Welcome to Day 1 of my celebration of National Poetry Month. As I mentioned in my blog post detailing my celebration, today’s haiku will be about dogs.

I miss my black labs, Jubie and Bear, who I left behind when I divorced. I loved them dearly, and because of that, I didn’t take them away from the only home they’d ever known–27 acres in the country where they can roam freely.

So, I’ve asked myself why, in the year since the divorce, I have not written about them. Perhaps it’s been too painful. But I’m not surprised that the first prompt I thought of for this haiku celebration was “dogs.”


though you’re out of sight
you’ll always be in my heart
dear Jubie and Bear

jubie and bear

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  1. Must be your original haiku (which is typically seventeen syllables, three lines of 5-7-5 syllables each, but I won’t be a stickler.)
  2. Must be entered in the comments of each day’s post
  3. Must be about the topic of the day

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21 Responses to Celebration of Poetry- 4/1: DOGS

  1. The dogs wait, eyes bright
    Ready to greet me at death
    Tails wagging in joy

  2. Jim Barton says:

    If God’s plan for man
    was to live without laughter
    there would be no dogs

  3. Dog romps in backyard
    Children roll in warm green grass
    Spring arrived today


    • Jan Morrill says:

      I was just noticing those scenes as I took Tommy for a walk today, Janet. I love spring! (BTW, I have a “spring” themed haiku during April, too!)

      • Fun, Jan. I’ll look for it. I love spring, too. I can’t wait for it to arrive in Illinois. It’s just beginning to get here. Yesterday was nice and warm; today, not so much and extremely windy. But plants are starting to push out of the ground, which gives me hope.

  4. Lewis Colyar says:

    Dog wags its tail sniff
    Freshly painted fire hydrant
    Raise its leg then leave

  5. Robert Brown says:

    The dog starts to howl
    As the man on the moon waves
    Asking to be friends

  6. Mustang.Koji says:

    I miss my Baggies
    She was my girl’s Golden, yes
    But comfort was she


  7. Lewis colyar says:

    well fed cat watches
    a mouse run across the floor
    lowers its head, close eyes

  8. Azim Khan says:

    woof woof walk
    tails curve up
    tug of war

  9. Azim Khan says:

    morning breeze
    petunias glance
    my pekinese

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