Saturday, November 9, 2019

Poetry: Run With The Dogs

Run With The Dogs

Run with the dogs,
Through thick carpets of burnished gold leaves,
In charged air, with frost crackling at each footfall,
As sunrise shows welcome in pink.
Run with them, they beckon you.
They teach you to see, to be with joy, reveling,
Howling to the wind and sky with abandon,
Every second savored to the limit.
They live their truth,
Happily, generously, with love unconditional,
Trotting down worn Adirondack trails through ribboned creeks,
To music only they hear.
How pure are they,
Brothers of wolves, with hearts tethered to man,
Adoring, protecting, sharing precious primal freedom
And warmth of breath on chilled skin.
We, tied to them,
Follow their lead and trust instinctively, as confluent souls,
For their eyes are wiser, their understanding deeper,
Their grace, a greater mercy received.
With them, we can be wild.

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Annette Pisano-Higley is a Registered Nurse living in both Albany and Florida. She is a published song-lyricist and published a book of her original Adirondack poetry, with photography by her husband Walter Higley, Adirondack Echoes, available on Annette’s book was inspired by their idyllic summers at the beloved family Camp on Limekiln Lake, Inlet, in the beautiful Adirondacks. Her second book, Kaleidoscope, is an eclectic collection of original poetry as inspired by the ever-changing colors and directions of life.


7 Responses

  1. Jim Leach says:

    Phlash and I like this one, Annette. Thank you.

    • Annette Pisano-Higley says:

      Hi you and Phlash and Linda too! Yup, this one is for the dogs-ha! They deserve a poem at least for all the love they give us. Thanks so much always for your kindness and support for my writing. Means so much to me!
      P.S. Hi Phlash! Xo

  2. Terry DeArmas says:

    Lovely! Our chocolate lab, Zoey, epitomizes your words! Her season is here as she joyfully rolls in the snow and slides down the hills with such glee.

  3. Annette Pisano-Higley says:

    Hello Terry and Zoey! Thanks so much for your read and sharing words. I have a rescue pup named Chance who loves running after chipmunks and ducks up at Limekiln Lake. These furry angels bring so much love and laughter into our lives that I gave them a special poem of their own. So glad you liked it.

  4. Patricia Ryan-Curry says:

    A wonderful writing. I had a dog as a child until around the age of 14. Almost 46 years later, I have been reintroduced to being with dogs. Your words accurately depict the joys and experiences shared and learned with a dog. Thank you.

    • Terry DeArmas says:

      Hi, Patricia! Glad you have a dog back in your life. Looking forward to meeting him or her one of these days when you’re walking in town.

    • Annette Pisano-Higley says:

      Hello Patricia. Yes, I think dogs make our lives so much richer. So glad you enjoyed this poem and thanks so much for your read and sharing words.