Sun Kissed Days

Sun Kissed Days

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Retrieved


The sound familiar 
as it echoes through
the house.
The couch sighs
the way it did when 
she jumped off
to chase a squirrel 
in the yard
or follow me
when I walked away.
The memory recovered
the way she retrieved sticks
on autumn days.
Her wet nose,
red collar,
unbridled joy,
shaking the rain
as she swayed.
She faintly smelled like trees,
she wagged her tail
while words of poetry 
danced on the page.
Outside the window,
leaves are scattered,
the homeless cat can
no longer tell her tales
of the birds she hunts
and duck eggs left unattended
for moments at a time.
She daydreamed,
we daydreamed,
side by side. 

39 comments:

  1. The use of past tense here quite tore my heart out, and made me urgently need to go pet my own sweet pup. So sad, and so well done.

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  2. Oh I'm so sad... and the contrast between the smiling dog on your header mad my heart ache... wonderful

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  3. Sounds like a great relationship - A lot to be thankful for, even after loss.

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  4. Reminds me of the pet I once had - don't know he day dreamed though, perhaps he did. Lovely piece.

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    1. I would like to think that they do.

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  5. This is wonderful: "She faintly smelled like trees" - that is so true.

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  6. Nothing more comforting than daydreaming side by side with one's dog. What a nice memory you have shared today, Ayala.

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    1. Thank you Mary. I miss her so much and I am thankful for the life we shared.

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  7. Such a sweet memory of your beloved pet Ayala ~ I hope you are well ~

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  8. Wonderful memory indeed, they sure always stay with us.

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  9. Great memory..especially of the couch sighing.

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  10. So sweet. :) I love what you did with the title.

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  11. Sweet, loving, heartfelt tribute to a dear companion. So sorry about your loss.

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    1. Thank you Marina! It's been some time but I miss her.

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  12. This is so memorable. I had a golden retriever once and there is still a loss. Dogs do have such distinct characters. It is so difficult when they have to leave us.

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    1. They become family.... So difficult .

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  13. Oh, your Daisy. This makes me tear up because she was so like my soul mate dog--a Golden Mix. It's just not something you ever get over, really!

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  14. I am so sorry about your loss Ayala. I almost lost my Daisy this week and know she is old and won't be around too long. My heart breaks for you. I know the grief.
    (Glad I stopped by today. Yope you're well.)

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    1. Thank you Myrna. Daisy is gone for awhile now but I never stop missing her.

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  15. We never forget our pets...a wonderful memorial.
    Steve K.

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  16. So sorry for your loss, Ayala. Lovely tribute. Sending hugs, my friend. xo

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  17. Such beautiful memories, made me mile. It's so hard to lose our furry friends, sending a big hug your way. xxx

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