13 July 2014

three dog ku:

high summer

where the shade stops

so does the dog

scratchy voiced crows

the dog stops to drink

from tractor ruts


a sound alerts the puppy

long grasses tickling the

underside of the car


  1. A law of nature - except for humans.

  2. (Just to clarify, Nick's comment was on the first of these ku. I have added the other two since.) Yes, I suppose it is a perfectly natural instinct in animals. Our dog is just over a year old and demonstrated it very clearly, happy to walk in the shadows of a line of trees and then planting himself down and refusing to budge just as we had to step back out into the sunlight. I just made a note of it.
    Thank you for visiting here, Nick.