Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Freddie and Francois

Today is Tuesday, 21 October 2008.

Francois Truffaut: 6 February 1932 - 21 October 1984.

The Cost of Love

(A Poem for Sandy upon the Death of Freddie, Her Dog)


The Nobelist for Literature,
Jose Saramago,
What we all know
But forgot to write:
“All that dogs want
Is that no one should ever leave”.


The cost of love:
Everyone leaves.


Freddie's afoot!
Under foot
His delight at morning when you wake
Beautiful mourning eyes:
"Is this all we have?"

(From HH's collection, Life Is Bless-ed Fragments: Poems Wake Wide at 3:02 in the Mourning with Four Dogs, One Cat, and Too Many Bottles of Guinness)


Anonymous earthboundmisfit said...

What a lovely tribute for her beloved furfriend...
I love the picture of HH there, composing this with his own five camped around him... ("Let's help Dad!")

(Hmmm no such thing as too many bottles of Guinness, though...)

3:07 PM  

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