#1
The Black Dog

The black dog came to me
And put its nose in my hand.
It looked at me with sad brown eyes,
Then it turned and ran
A short distance, beckoning
With its slowly wagging tail.
It shook itself, turned a circle, and
Looked at me exasperatedly
Til I moved to follow it.

As we passed, people turned
Then hurried hence; so as
Not to get dog hair on their
Neat, new, tidy clothes.

It led me from my dark corner
Of a city called Humanity
To the edge of a deeper, older forest
Peopled with trees and rustlings.
It begged for me to come and play,
Throw sticks and chase it round.
But I recalled
How the people had scorned it;
So I threw the stick the black dog brought
At it, then returned to Humanity again.

When I arrived, I told them how
The black dog had stalked me,
But I had beaten it.
They clapped me on the back in congratulations
And ordered a round of drinks.

I saw the black dog out the window,
Alone by the light of the street.
It looked at me sadly but,
When I went to it, danced away
And would not let me near.

I returned to the gathering,
But those gathered had gone.
As I paid the long tab, I wondered
If it would have been better to go
With one who would spare me his time,
Or whether I had been wiser to stay.

The black dog did not come
To comfort me again.
Instead, he hounded me on dark corners
And howled his abandonment in the night.

I cannot sleep for his noise;
I cannot wake for his prowling.


I'll endeavour to return crit for crit, time allowing
He likes Keats but she's into Yeats - it's a matter of Romance

E-Mistress to UG's Finest Gentleman


Come away, oh human child,
To the waters and the wild
With a fairy hand in hand;
For the world's more full of weeping than you can understand.
#2
Name is confusing..... Led Zepplin has a song 'Black Dog'
Moving on.....
#3
Well, it's about a black dog... if you have any other suggestions, I'm open.
He likes Keats but she's into Yeats - it's a matter of Romance

E-Mistress to UG's Finest Gentleman


Come away, oh human child,
To the waters and the wild
With a fairy hand in hand;
For the world's more full of weeping than you can understand.