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BLACK / WHITE ~ rough draft

My friend said he saw
four pure black cows
in an ebony field
on a moonless night.

No lights.

This came to mind
watching albino dogs called
Dogue de Bordeaux
as they rolled in the snow.

So white.

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After talking with my friend who was snowed-in back east, I met a brilliantly white Akita at the dog park.

It made me think of my favorite page in Bruce’s picture book,¬†Cows Going Past –of black cows on a black field in the dead of night.

I had to look up dog names that fell into the right rhythm, of course…and then make sure that kind of dog came in white.

A fun exercise!

Bruce says, “Neat poem. I like what went on in your head. It‚Äôs a little hard to read out loud. Works better to read silently, I think. Possibly because of the difficult dog name. Had no idea that dog existed!”


Dog park in the dark…

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