Wednesday, October 21, 2009

The Hound Of Silents



My dog is a fan of the silent movies--

And because it is my role to serve him,

I rent them

And pop them in the player

For His Majesty's enjoyment.


My dog is a fan of silent movie actresses--

With their cinched waists

And enormous hats.

He works his mojo on them

Until I half expect them to lean out of the screen

And scratch behind his ears.


The silent movies are simple and rich in emotion

(Like me!)

And I like to believe

That's why he loves them so.

It being my role to serve him,

I fix supper

While he watches

Mary Pickford

Lillian Gish

Olive Thomas

Out-foxing the evil landlord

Or finding true love at last.


When we go out strolling,

I wear tons of make-up

With my hair hanging down my back in ringlets,

And despite my high neck and long skirts,

I know I look good in a way

That's not found today.


My dog just loves the silent movies,

And I just love His Highness--

He's

More handsome than Valentino,

More fabulous than Fairbanks,

And if I have to bat my eyelashes,

Throwing my arm across my forehead with a sigh

To keep him by my side,

Then--

Lights!

Camera!

Action!

For my pooch's pleasure,

A silent diva am I.

______________


For Bosco, of course! Photo: Lillian Gish

17 comments:

mac said...

Your love of Bosco shines a light on your character. Dogs come as close to unconditional love as one can find. They don't care what you do, how you look, or how much money you have. All a dog wants is for us to reciprocate, just a little, the love they have for us. My girl has been my companion through all the turmoil that has occured recently with me. We moved from her beloved lake last week, but the new place isn't quite ready yet. She's been so good with the transition. I hope this hotel has no fleas ;)

Dulce said...

Oh woman!!! That Bosco of yours is SO LUCKY to have you at his side. Great woman, great poem , great hound! Show me a picture of him pleeease!!
Lovely post
Lovely simile: the silent movies say so much here!!!
Sweeetest HUGS

K said...

What a lucky dog!

My cats just enjoy golf. They chase the balls.

Scarlet said...

Your dog is more than a best friend and much more interesting than your average male. Lucky dog...but luck you as well.

Riot Kitty said...

You're anything but simple!

Mama Zen said...

My dog barks every a door bell rings on TV. I fear that he's not very bright.

Cloudia said...

You are good to your canine pal!
Your book should arrive anytime now (do let me know)


Love your poetry


Aloha, Friend!

Comfort Spiral

Dulce said...

Thank you I should have looked up myself, for how wouldn't you have a pic of him. Btw I love the letter, and Bosco-of course. They say pets resemble their owners... Iam sure this is not an exception.
Want my mail?
I'll post it in the following comment. Please as soon as you've read it, delete the comment- just in case, ok?
HUGS

Shadow said...

what a brilliant image you've painted here, i can see you walking down this street... your pups got good taste!

G-Man said...

"You MUST pay the rent"!!

'Oh please, don't throw us out'.

"You MUST pay the rent"!

'But I can't pay the rent'...

(Twirling his handlebar moustache with an evil leer...The landlord contemplates her options.....)

jack sender said...

I always enjoy your words and the photos you put up.

Harlem's A Hatin said...

My dog loves animal planet. It is so funny because he sits on the couch and just stares at the tv and turns his head to the side. That's the only channel he does that on.

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Daryl said...

Awesome .. and Bosco is one lucky pup

staceyjwarner said...

a match made in heaven...i bet you look divine

T said...

Oh just so perfect!! Love Bosco, Love you Shay!!

Vesper said...

Shay, I don't know what to say... I love it, love it, love it! Again I am ecstatic in front of your amazing talent.

Kay said...

so busy i have been, missing the delights of the write... good doggy.