Friday, January 30, 2015

Meeting the Bar — For my dog, Bonbon

Jupiter and moons from telescope, via astronomyonline.org


Jupiter
Is our meeting place
Since you died my light went out
Out I go each night and I see you
Prancing there




Written for Meeting The Bar—The Cinquain .. .Expanded, at dVerse Poets Pub, hosted this week by Tony Maude. Tony has revitalized the traditional five-line Cinquain poetry form (follow link to refresh your memory) by working "with the cinquain, breaking it by adding an extra syllable to each line, giving a five-line poem with lines of 3, 5, 7, 9 and 3 syllables in that order." Very cool, Tony!
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15 comments:

Sabio Lantz said...

ah, touching!
I look at the sky often and remember those past.
Why is it that Jupiter what reminds you of Bonbon?

Fun info:
Jupiter's 12 year cycle is what the Babylonians used to create Western Astrology zodiac.

Brian Miller said...

perhaps you will find them and be together again one day....jupiter being your meeting place...made me think of two loves having that common point in the sky to look at when they are apart...so they can share that point together....

quest4peas said...

sad, but beautiful.

Don't Feed The Pixies said...

great to see you back in blogland - my thoughts are with you and Bonbon x

bwfiction said...

Robert Lewis Stevenson once was asked: "Will there be dogs in heaven?", and he replied "I tell you they will be there before us"

nice - evokes the mysteries of life

Marilyn B said...

So lovely. (hugs)

Debi Swim said...

Oh, lovely sadness

Anthony Desmond said...

hopefully they'll meet again... Makes me think of loves separated and they only have the memory for now...

Margaret said...

Nice to have a place that one can view and remember… Just a glance away - and I will remember - a lovely idea.

Lydia said...

Thank you so much for your greetings, Everyone. I will be by this weekend to read your wonderful poems.

In reply to your question, Sabio Lantz, Jupiter came to be important after Bonbon's death on Dec. 18, 2014, because of the predominantly cloudy winter skies here in the Pacific NW. A night or two after she was gone I went outside around the time of night when I would take her out for the last time prior to bed. There was not a star visible. I looked up at the pointy-tops of my three Giant Sequoia trees in the back yard and suddenly out popped Jupiter, twinkly madly, glittering alone in a cloudy sky! I was stunned to see it. It stayed for about ten minutes before the cloud cover hid it. Since then we have had better weather and I see Jupiter nearly nightly.
Thank you for the extra information about Jupiter; I love it!

Fireblossom said...

Thinking about you and dear BonBon.

Pssst, it's 55 time at Toads this weekend.

Kathe W. said...

perfect words for one heck of a dog! and our sympathies- it's hard I know.

Sabio Lantz said...

Lydia --

thanx so much for sharing the origin of your Jupiter link -- fascinating and touching.

BTW, because you asked, when you click on my Google profile link, you will see links to BOTH my Triangulation blog AND my poetry blog.

Lydia said...

Sabio ~ Aw, glad you liked my little story. And thank you so much for the lead to your poetry blog. I am heading there now.

Lisa Allender said...

RIP, Bon-Bon.
What synchronicity you found, in discovering Jupiter.... :)

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