naomi smith


Dog Haven


Dog Haven

Every yard was an island
Filled with exotic terrain
Representing worlds
Far, far away.
And the geography
of the mind
Making of it
A type of island,
Undiscovered, dreamy,
A mythological place
Where gnarled Torrey pines
Like something seen on
The edge of the universe
Grew along with timber bamboo
And a jungle of exotic plants.
Before the culture wars began
Dogs roamed freely
Like perfect gentlemen.
Everyone knew the dogs and
their names.
Respectable characters
Far above the leash,
Modest and careful
And strictly aloof.

Submitted: Monday, March 16, 2009

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Dog Haven by naomi smith )

Enter the verification code :

Read all 1 comments »

Trending Poets

Trending Poems

  1. Invictus, William Ernest Henley
  2. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Dylan Thomas
  3. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  4. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  5. Christ: The Light Of The World, Denis Martindale
  6. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  7. Sonnet XVII, Pablo Neruda
  8. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Robert Frost
  9. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  10. Daffodils, William Wordsworth

Poem of the Day

poet Henry David Thoreau

Whate'er we leave to God, God does,
And blesses us;
The work we choose should be our own,
God leaves alone.

If with light head erect I sing,
...... Read complete »

   

Member Poem

New Poems

  1. The Star, The Wish, The Coming..., Frank James Ryan Jr...FjR
  2. Christmas Star, Mr. Spock
  3. From Drunk Pete Diary, Adeosun Olamide
  4. folding my hands, Mandolyn ...
  5. we never try to smile, Prophmatt . . .
  6. Compunction, Kumarmani Mahakul
  7. Strange Random Thoughts For A Fireside C.., Frank James Ryan Jr...FjR
  8. Behind Lashes, naida supnet
  9. Timeless Era Of Thought, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  10. Those Ignorant Steps, Lawrence S. Pertillar
[Hata Bildir]