dog songs

dog songs - Mary Oliver

I'm not generally a fan of poetry (all the blank space just...distracts me or something? Or I was forced to read and "admire" too much in school--take your pick there), but something about this collection touched me.

 

Given I don't read poetry AND love dogs, you can probably take anything I say on the matter with a grain of salt (and don't even begin to ask me regarding rhyme or meter or anything that smacks of a proper understanding of poetry), but I thought these were sweet and rather heartfelt expressions of a live-long love of dogs.

 

I definitely had to snuggle mine after finishing it, and wipe away a few tears, and I'm considering the fact that a poem actually got me to tear up to be a huge score.