Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Burying Pete

It's a cool and grey
wind in the dead leaves day
today.

There's a bite to the breeze
leaning the trees to the East.

Rumors of rain
whisper of rot in the hay
that lays

in the field

while we bury

Old Pete.

For The Tuesday Platform at Real Toads

18 comments:

Sioux said...

Old Pete… a dog?

Perfect images for a burial day.

Jim said...

I am sorry for the passing of Pete. I hope he is in a nice place, one where your writer (you?) can visit.
We have Adi (beagle therapy dog, my buddy), Katrin (toy poodle), and Amber (yellow-striped cat) all in a box, ready for something.
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Buddah Moskowitz said...

You painted a perfect scene. Onward, Pete.

Sylvia K said...

Ah, this does remind me of losing my Sam dog and the tears returned.

Outlawyer said...

The rot in the hay makes me think of a horse. Poor thing. Thanks, MZ, for the somehow clear pic of a sad damp day--I like thinking of things like that! k.

Fireblossom said...

I can feel the bite in that breeze.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

You paint the scene so clearly, I can see the field, the dead leaves, feel the wind.....poor old Pete. Sad to say goodbye to an old friend, especially our devoted animal friends.

Sanaa Rizvi said...

Oh.. my deepest condolences.. its a beautiful tribute to Pete.

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

So expertly written!

Ella said...

This makes me sad~ I lost my hound in January and I am still struggling~

Helen said...

This is eloquent and spare and stark ~~ as well it should be.

grapeling said...

on, Pete. Peace, MZ ~

Björn Rudberg said...

A very visual version of a threnody for Pete. I feel the weight of shoes in mud from those that's left behind.

Gillena Cox said...

i'm assuming that Pete is a pet and also Pete is a dog; i find the resonance of sadness pure, not overworked or exaggerated

nice write

thanks for dropping in for a peek at mine

much love...

Kerry O'Connor said...

Such days contain their own gravity.

Marian said...

A moment etched on your brain, in your heart. RIP Old Pete.

The Bizza said...

Very sad, very gripping... but at least the trees lean to the east. Most cultures look to the east as the direction of birth or rebirth.

RIP Old Pete

Debi Swim said...

Absolutely perfect images... so sorry if you've just lost a pet.