The understanding of a dog

underneath-the-southern-moon:  Obie / / Alexa Lindh
(c) Alexa Lindh.

Understanding

Margaret E. Bruner

Sometimes it seems as if a dog can sense
One’s thoughts more quickly than a human can;
They know the moments that are dark and tense—
When worries have upset life’s general plan.
And I have seen them gazing into space
At such a time, as if they almost knew
That any gesture would be out of place
Unless one asked for it. How very few
Of all the wise and learned of earth possess
This strange, uncanny power to understand
Man’s deepest moods of utter loneliness,
When naught but silence meets the heart’s demand.

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Love that last line.

Hope you have pleasant weekends ahead! Hard to believe that autumn is already upon us.

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2 thoughts on “The understanding of a dog

  1. Awesome poem! The deep wisdom our dog-friends have is amazing.

    I believe those of us who know what it means to be blessed, “When naught but silence meets the heart’s demand,” truly need the dog as a friend. I am grateful for my Ruthie girl, and for all the dogs who give us such a tremendous understanding.

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