Friday, March 20, 2015

Dog Dreams

Irish Wolfhound - Stella who lives here is shorter probably by a third and darker.

Dog Dreams In Winter

Canicule dreamer
of the hot days, the dog days
dreams of canorous
moments, dogs and birds
and the lazy river run,
the noonday still life
except for birdsong,
occasional far birdsong
piercing snow's bound dream.

December 5, 2010 3:45 PM

Two words, "canicule, canorous", are very far from my normal speech. The first refers to the dog days, the hottest days of summer, from canis which is Latin for dog. On the other hand in the kind of twist that English (and Latin) gives to sounds and meanings, canorous does not come from canis but from canor and is a rarely used word which means pleasantly melodius.


  1. There is a sonorous quality about it.

  2. I seem to be struggling to keep up with answering people's posts, as well as trying to find a suitable comment. This comment may not be apposite to this post, but I'd just like to say it's good that you're still here, and I hope that you will continue to benefit from friends, human and other animal forms, being close to you. Wishing you well, as ever.

    1. Thank for your good wishes. I also think well of you and Lucy and miss stories of a certain very fine dog named Mol.


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