Sunday, August 22, 2010

Bark Here Now

Golden Retrievals
By Mark Doty

Fetch? Balls and sticks capture my attention
seconds at a time. Catch? I don’t think so.
Bunny, tumbling leaf, a squirrel who’s—oh
joy—actually scared. Sniff the wind, then

I’m off again: muck, pond, ditch, residue
of any thrillingly dead thing. And you?
Either you’re sunk in the past, half our walk,
thinking of what you never can bring back,

or else you’re off in some fog concerning
—tomorrow, is that what you call it? My work:
to unsnare time’s warp (and woof!), retrieving,
my haze-headed friend, you. This shining bark,

a Zen master’s bronzy gong, calls you here,
entirely, now: bow-wow, bow-wow, bow-wow.

29 comments:

Kathryn Braithwaite said...

I like this very much

AmyTyrer said...

http://atyrer.blogspot.com/

lala said...

Thanks for your post and welcome to check: here.

winner said...

I'm appreciate your writing skill.Please keep on working hard.^^

Byeway said...

You wrote; "the new nation would have a government separate from religion, ruling a country where its citizens were free to practice whatever religion they choose. This was the Age of Enlightenment, and the law of reason would guide the new state."

But, what if the "religion they choose" demands that others convert and follow its laws or be killed?

I've read the Quran, and it is clear to me that that is a reasonable interpretation of its requirements. There seems little room for compromise here especially since Islamists who care to, may freely establish themselves as "Imams" teaching that interpretation as a divine imperative.

Patti10 said...

I love this.....
Taxidermy Schools

guccihandbagsoutlet said...

Gucci Barrette
Gucci Bracelets
Gucci Earrings
Gucci Handbags
Gucci Backpacks
Gucci Belt Bags
Gucci Briefcases
Gucci Computer Cases
Gucci Duffels
Gucci Hobos
Gucci Jolicoeur
Gucci Messenger Bags
Gucci Shoulder Bags
Gucci Top Handles
Gucci Totes
Gucci Travel Business
Gucci Leather Wallets
Gucci Necklaces
Gucci Sunglasses
Gucci Wallets
Gucci High Sneakers
Gucci Leather Shoes
Gucci Leisure Shoes
Gucci Men Slippers
Gucci Men Sneakers
Gucci Sandals
Gucci Belts
Gucci Hats

irishpoetry said...

I am at one with this.

http://www.irish-poems.com

get zapped said...

Fabulous!

Latest News Updates said...

Nice Post
http://topupdatesblog.blogspot.com/
Pass ur comments on that also.

Claire said...

Hi! You have a nice informative blog. I’ve learned something about it. I have mine too www.claire-fernandez.blogspot.com...thanks

zocy said...

It’s a interesting news!
gucci outlet|gucci bags outlet|Gucci Women|Gucci Mens|Gucci Bags|Gucci Hobos|Gucci Totes|Gucci Messenger Bags|Gucci Shoulder Bags|Gucci Top Handles|Gucci Watches|Gucci Wallet|Gucci Shoes|Gucci Belts|Gucci Sunglasses|Gucci Jewelry|oakley sunglasses outlet|oakley sunglasses outlet store|cheap oakley sunglasses for sale

Steve Finnell said...

you are invited to follow my blog

Steve Finnell said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Casey May said...

super like:))

Mamun Chowdhury Joy said...

Nice Web. keep going. please dont forget visit my one

http://www.vertigosourcing.com

http://joy_is_war.webs.com

assignment writing service said...

You made some decent points there. I looked on the internet for the issue and found most individuals will go along with with your website.

assignment writing service

Latha Vijayakumar said...

very true and thanks for sharing

drdave said...

Love this post. so true. I walk dogs for a living..and they are ALWAYS in the now. It keeps me centered.

Great Britain Shop Information said...

Hello there,
Good to be here, great content you have got down here. Hope to come back again.
Regards,
British Shopping and Discount Directory

City Hunter said...

=)

City Hunter said...

=)

jeremy said...

I bookmarked your page.

auto glass windshield repair

Emma said...

wow.. great stuff.

sorry to do this, but...

http://poetrytogether.blogspot.com/

new site i made. i am trying to form a community of artists. a place where art can be shared and critiqued. for learning, enjoying and creating.

check it out. in order for it to work, i need other people to get involved!

C. Beaton said...

Love this- we analyzed it in my Lit class.

Jack Edwards Poetry said...

Brilliant poem. I like the lines:

'I’m off again: muck, pond, ditch, residue
of any thrillingly dead thing. And you?'

in particular.

All the best
Jack Edwards

Djon said...

Blogs are so interactive where we get lots of informative on any topics...... nice job keep it up !!buy term paper

bharatbook said...

very time I come here and found something is very special ...

_____________________________________
market report
research report
___________________________________

RashmiMaharjan said...

Ved International Education is an organization run by young and energetic team to conduct IT development in Nepal. It has been working in a very smooth way since long period. The main objective of an organization is to reduce unemployment through self employment program. For this purpose it has been providing the training of eCommerce specially related towards outsourcing.
For more information follow the following link :
Ved International Education