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Posted: April 7th. 2005 9:59:52 PM

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Haiku Collection: Dogs II

by B. T. Newberg

Age Group: Adult


A wandering mut
Skinny, chapped, and raw with mange
Makes friends with a child

As a hunter bows
Before a makeshift altar
His dog licks his face

As the lords enter
In solemn ceremony
The hounds take no heed

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On ale and sanctified cakes
Dogs howl for the crumbs

Licking itself clean
A dog easily achieves
The aim of prayer

As the priestess sits
In tranquil meditation
A dog licks her face




Author's Notes: copyright 2004

As a Naturalistic Pagan, I believe in evidence. There is no evidence that deities and magic are "real" in the most literal sense, but they may yet be moving and powerful. These poems are a tribute to the inspiration of Pagan ways.

For more information on naturalism, see HumanisticPaganism.com.


Author's Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
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