blue summer day--
the dog chews
a juicy bone

very accurate
a towel under his chin


Dalloway hat gesagt…

this is fun... why so accurate?

Devika hat gesagt…

oh mouth-watering one, Ralf! :)


Lorraine hat gesagt…

lol oh man that I can see, and to some people pets are children, or he was a the beach lol whichever way you meant, it's fun!

Cindybrown hat gesagt…

So lighthearted and fun! Great one Ralf ;)

Laure hat gesagt…

Ralf ... my thoughts are with you. your friends will find you when you return. hoping all is well.

Magyar hat gesagt…

As always... good wishes! _m

Masago hat gesagt…

Of course, "juicy" in the "eye" of chewer. :-)

Gillena Cox hat gesagt…

Again my condolences Ralf;
hope you'll be
blogging again soon

much love

Lorraine hat gesagt…

I join others in wishing you well...I'm sorry for your loss

RBroeker hat gesagt…

Thank you everybody for reading the verse, thinking and laughing about it - and for your feeling with me.

Just a short explanation to the text: "very accurate" and "his" were used to make the reader stop and give him the chance to see another layer. (Both terms don't fit with the dog-scene, when you zoom in it. Dalloways question is absolutely right, and of course the dog's towel should be "under its chin"). So - in my eyes - the second part could be something else (which is underlined by a blank line)

In the first part we find another word with at least two layers: blue. Of course this day could be a sunny blue one. But blue is also used in the meaning of sad.

"Dog" and "juicy bone" sound funny. But indeed they also play an important role in a popular poem from W. H. Auden: http://homepages.wmich.edu/~cooneys/poems/auden.stop.html.

If somebody is familiar with medical things, a towel under the chin is usefull in the case of death: http://books.google.de/books?id=fhYoKc0bg-QC&pg=PA159&lpg=PA159&dq=towel+under+the+chin&source=bl&ots=CKGOzVN9nF&sig=bdOLKoUHXzOLgBY9Q7F8Ct2axEc&hl=de&ei=K3BjSsGoPJmwsgbc_PjzDw&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=7

So in my eyes the whole verse tries to reflect the both meanings of blue by showing a funny and beautiful side and a sad one at the same time.

Like death can be both as well: something, which makes us cry, and something which has its own peace - and beauty.

Best wishes

Dalloway hat gesagt…

thanks Ralf xx

RBroeker hat gesagt…

Just ... well, I have to say thank you, Dalloway.

Best wishes