Category Archives: puppies

New Forest Walk – Early

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New Forest Poetry – Early

We head out early
To the place
Where we can roam free –
The dogs
And me
They upon legs fleet of foot
Me, on flights of fancy
As I follow at a pace
That suits feeling
Breathing
Thinking
Writing.

And, no sooner are we set upon paths
Tracks
And routes untrammelled
Do I sense the things
That create the words
To write
For to remember the experiences
In future times
When four walls encumber me
And my soul is hampered
By urbane urbanity.

Leaves fall and descend to the hoar-frost land below
Savouring their flight from tree to track
With maybe a regretful look or two back
Amongst friends and new acquaintances
They lay peacefully
And consider the changes to come.
Whilst I consider them.

And so it goes…

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Land of Wood – Woodlands, New Forest – an ‘actual’ Blog!

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The New Forest

isn’t that new

it’s been around for quite a number of centuries

and we are very lucky to live so close to it.

The pups (still they are pups) enjoyed their walk there today

They were thrilled (but, not so you’d notice) to be the stars of our first ‘Periscope’ online broadcast. Eleven and a half minutes of them being cute and tireless in their pursuit of… something; whilst I tried to keep them in shot and avoid tripping over; disappearing into a muddy swamp or being ‘nutted’ by a low-hanging branch.

The battery on my phone only allowed Eleven and a half minutes or I would have gone on for ages with my inane comments, silly jokes, puffing & wheezing, etc. as I tried to be David Attentionborough.

Anyway, I survived the ordeal and, during the broadcast (which was viewed by (possibly) dozens of people, managed to spot a ‘Hello!’ And a comment of ‘Clever dogs!’ All of which leads me to consider the possibility of it almost being a near success.

And, come to think of it, this is actually the nearest I’ve come to doing an ‘actual’ ‘blog’ in all the years I’ve been posting – whoot!

So, I have now told you of my escapades with Vega and Haiku this afternoon. Hope you weren’t too bored with my spiel – it’s definitely a different and interesting process when compared to writing and posting a poem (which I have been known to do from time to time)

It’s good to share.

G:)

Walkus 98-103 (Tennyson, Walks & Rover) by Vega & Haiku

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Walku 98 (Tennyson)

Vega:
“Water to the left…”
Haiku:
“Water to the right…”
Both:
“Into the puddles!”

-/-

Walku 99 (A Walk in the Woods)

Vega:
“Along forest paths
Through the winding woods we go…”
Haiku:
“Daddy will guide us.”

-/-

Walku 100 (Rover!)

Haiku:
“What’s ‘Roverandom?’ ”
Vega:
“It is a book by Tolkein.
It’s about a dog.”

Walku 101 (and Rover again!)
Haiku:
“What does this dog do?”
Vega:
“He has lots of adventures
And goes to the moon.”

Walku 102 (Rover and Out!)
Haiku:
“Is he big and brave?”
Vega:
“No, pint-size; he is tiny –
Smaller than you are!”

Walku 103 (And Really Out)

Haiku:
“It’s not ‘quantity’
It’s the quality that counts –
And it’s there ‘I’ win!”.

-/-

Haiku today is going on her first solo Walkus - 4 penned with a wistful feel to them.

#puppy # puppies

Walkus 77-79 (Licence, Bear & Two Helicopters) by Vega & Haiku

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Walku 77 (Do I need a Poetic Dog Licence?)

Vega:

“A season of mist…

…And mellow fruitfulness…”

Haiku:

“What?”

Vega:

“Keats!”

Haiku:

“It’s not ‘that’ bad!”

-/-

Walku 78 (Bear!)

Haiku:

“I saw a ‘big bear!’

Vega:

“Where?”

Haiku:

“There!”

Vega:

“You’re pointing at me!”

Haiku:

“It’s behind you!”

Vega:

“Aaaargh!”

Haiku:

“:)”Helicopter

Walku 79 (Two Helicopters)

Vega:

“…That’s a little one

…And that one is far away…!

Haiku:

“Can’t you be Dougal?”

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Wal-ku 52-53 (Wildlife & Leaf) by Vega & Haiku

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Wal-ku 52 (Wildlife)
Vega:
“Oh, look! A squirrel!”
Haiku:
“Where? what am I looking at?”
Vega:
“Bushy tail… and…

…gone!”
-/-
Wal-ku 53 (Leaf)
Vega:
“What have you got there?”
Haiku:
“A leaf! A special one!”
Vega:
“Why?”
Haiku:
“Because… it’s my leaf!”

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