Sunday, November 12, 2006

Off The Wall

A shadow on the wall
talked to a curious dog on the sidewalk,
what they said was without sound,
what was understood not known.
The dog eventually moved on, the wall
waited for the next shadow.

25 comments:

jel said...

CUTE :)

Anonymous said...

Love it! Keep going, Pat ... you are almost down to three lines. ;-)

J.B. Rowell said...

"If these walls could talk . . ."

This is nice.

samuru999 said...

I like this one Pat!
Very much!

Margie

Anonymous said...

And today I saw a man punch his dog for getting out of his truck when he didn't want him too. Cruelty I don't understand.

polona said...

they must have been discussing canine news... love this one!

MB said...

Very intriguing idea!

mikaelah said...

wow!
you don't miss a thing Pat
Loved it.

Jon Cox said...

VERY WELL DONE!!!! :o)

Anon said...

I like this for more reasons than I can put into words.

trinitystar said...

dog man's best friend
almost like his shadow
I guess.
:o)

Masago said...

Bravo!

sage said...

you often have a nice twist at the ending

Amalendu said...

loved all the three last posts, particularly the dinner plan...
my baby is doing well...
Thanks Pat...

Don Iannone said...

And so it seems at times. Good one Pat.

Inconsequential said...

cool

Tim S said...

I enjoyed this! To me it reads like an extended free- form haiku - probably just my bias coming through.

Pris said...

I can just see it. Love the wall as the 'observer' in the poem.

floots said...

superb take
loved it

Anonymous said...

what a pow-wow the wall and dog must have!

great image, pat, like it!

Pat Paulk said...

Janice thanks!! Hope you're feeling better.

SB, 3 lines is too much for me to handle, I'll leave those to the experts. Thank you!!

Julia, I'd paint them with a sealer if they could. Thank you!!

Thank you Margie!!

No Joyce I don't either. One of the cockers we got 7 years ago, that died this past March, had been abused. Never got so close to a dog as I did her.

Polona, something about what falls between the cracks. Thank you!!

MB, thank you!!

Mikaelah, nothing strange and unimportant anyway. Thank you!!

Jon Cox thank you!!

Anon, thank you, those are enough!!

Trinitystar, the best ones are!!

Thanks Vaughn!!

Sage, sounds like the irony of life. Thank you!!

Amalendu, good to hear from you and all is well!! Thank you!!

Thanks Don!!

Thanks Inconsequential!!

Tim thank you!!

Thank you Pris!! Imagine how many shadows that wall has put up with...

Thanks Floots!!

Dsnake, sure you didn't mean a bow-wow?? Thanks!!

NINANINA said...

walls only come alive with shadows!
thanks for keeping up with me.... I am off the net indefinitely and will add more art ASAP!

Pat Paulk said...

Nina I'm sorry. Hope all is well...

Medusa aka expiringpoet said...

Offbeat and intriguing at the same time! Very imaginative, enjoyed this one :)

Billy Jones said...

Pat,
Sadly this is the first I've heard of you. Happily, I really like what I see. Thank you for participating in http://ringingofthebards.blogspot.com (poetry carnival) and please consider my invitation to submit your blog to Poets101.com