hosted a drawing on her gorgeous blog, From the House of Edward.
Guess who was the lucky winner? Me! I won a copy of the famed
"Songwriter's", as she fondly calls him, Pat Terry's latest impressive
CD, Laugh for a Million Years. Wonderful music and I was especially
struck by his moving lyrics.
I held you like a rosary
prayed you like a prayer
from Outrun the Wind
Hop on over to Pamela's blog for details on how to order one for
yourself or someone you love. It would make a perfect holiday gift.
Her sweet big fluffy dog, Edward, included a delightful book of doggy
poetry, "Doggerel", which just happens to be one of the volumes of
Everyman's Pocket Poets I needed for my collection.
This poem by Mark Strand, jumped out and grabbed me. I can so
relate to this one, Edward. Arf! Thank you, and to your mistress,
Ink runs from the corners of my mouth.
There is no happiness like mine.
I have been eating poetry.
The librarian does not believe what she sees.
Her eyes are sad
and she walks with her hands in her dress.
The poems are gone.
The light is dim.
The dogs are on the basements stairs and coming up.
Their eyeballs roll,
their blond legs burn like brush.
The poor librarian begins to stamp her feet and weep.
She does not understand.
When I get on my knees and lick her hand,
I am a new man,
I snarl at her and bark,
I romp with joy in the bookish dark.