Friday, January 18, 2013

In A Pool of Sunshine

After snoozing
in a pool of sunshine,
she sprints
across the furniture
banking off couch cushions,
chair pillows,
and the ottoman.

Solar-powered dog.

22 comments:

Tabatha said...

Sweet! My cats never have that reaction to sleeping in the sun...

jama said...

This one made me smile. Love solar-powered dog!!!

Joyce Ray said...

Bridget, your poem brings a picture of the solar-powered dog (wonderful!)to mind immediately. I love the way the structure of the poem evokes the bouncing off cushions and furniture.

Author Amok said...

Awesome! I guessed your super-powered subject was a child, until the last line. My dog is like Tabatha's cats -- a pool of sun is an open invitation to naptime.

Carmela Martino said...

Terrific poem, Bridget. I love the image of a solar-powered dog. :-)

Bridget Magee said...

Thanks, Tabatha! Our dog, Smidgey, is a Rat Terrier who has energy to spare. Thanks for stopping by and commenting. =)

Bridget Magee said...

Thanks, Jama! She mostly makes me smile except when I'm sitting on the couch when she gets her burst of energy. LOL! =)

Bridget Magee said...

Thank you, Joyce! It's exactly how she does it when she's in the mode - look out! Thanks for stopping by! =)

Bridget Magee said...

We've actually been cold here in Tucson. I think she does her "rounds" on the furniture to warm up. Thanks for commenting. =)

Bridget Magee said...

Thank you, Carmela! Our dog is quite the character - she the subject of many of my poems. Thanks for your comments. =)

Fats Suela from Gathering Books said...

You had me at "pool of sunshine" and "solar-powered dog." My friend's pomeranian, Bingo, is a ball of energy herself, especially when she sees me pick up the mailbox key. Dogs are adorable, aren't they? Thank you for sharing this. Made me smile. Big. =)

Robyn Hood Black said...

How delightful! I was guessing the subject too (every once and a while we'll have a cat go bonkers)... wasn't sure til that last, perfect line! :0) Thanks for sharing.

Bridget Magee said...

Thank YOU for stopping by and commenting. I love my dog, but she's been known to do a number on our furniture. =)

Bridget Magee said...

Thank you, Robyn! Yes, our Smidgey goes "bonkers" on a regular basis - but more so in the cold weather when she wants to warm up. Thanks for reading my poem. =)

Violet N. said...

So funny! That last line is the perfect punchline. Thanks for sharing this delightful poem!

Matt Forrest Esenwine said...

Ha, so fun & so true!

catherinemjohnson.com said...

Barking brilliant!

Linda B said...

Just like a little terrier we used to have-brings back good memories. Good last line!

Bridget Magee said...

Thank you, Violet! Thanks for stopping by and for hosting Poetry Friday this week. I had fun reading all the poetry...=)

Bridget Magee said...

Thanks for stopping by and commenting, Matt! I enjoy my dog and writing poems about her. =)

Bridget Magee said...

Thanks, Catherine! I have a "yip-yapping" good time writing poems. (speaking my dog's language). Thanks for commenting. =)

Bridget Magee said...

Thanks, Linda for stopping by and commenting. I'm glad to have reminded you of your little terrier. They are fun dogs - with lots of energy! =)

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