Her Quiet Place
Author: Capricorn


The apple tree stoops;
a shady embrace --
Sheba sleeps beneath.

I whispered goodbye
in Novemberís gloom,
knew she would fade
before crimson streaked the sky.

When the gardenís ablaze
with crocusí and daffodils,
her bed is confettied
in apple blossom.
A throw of snow flakes
warms her in winter.

I sense her still
bounding up to greet me,
her collar medallion jingling.

When the house is hushed
I sometimes see her sleeping
in a dark corner.

Her aura never left;
under the fruit trees
is her favourite quiet place.

------- Author's Notes -------

In memory of my Border Collie who died nearly 5 years ago, but sometimes she still feels close.


Comments on this poem/writing:

barb ( -- Thursday, June 29 2006, 09:34 pm

so compassionate

I can tell even after 5 years you still miss her. even Max doesn't fill the Void. Good write Cap.
Capricorn ( -- Saturday, July 1 2006, 03:06 pm


I really miss Sheba and however good Max is he cannot replace her. I'll be saying exactly the same when he goes.
Catyrose ( -- Wednesday, July 5 2006, 09:27 pm


I have had my old dog for 15 years now. He is more than a pet. He's family. Wonder if I'll feel this way when it's time for him to move on. Thanks for sharing such a tender account.
Capricorn ( -- Friday, July 7 2006, 12:18 am


Yes - I feel they are family too. We have another dog now. He's 4yrs old and I dread the day we lose him.
Bipedalguy ( -- Friday, July 7 2006, 07:21 pm

Sadness, beautifully expressed.

The fourth stanza brings back a memory of "Prince" who was with us from my pre-teen years until I returned (on leave from service) after a year in Korea. Prince must have thought I was gone forever. The next time I returned, Prince was gone.(forever)
Capricorn ( -- Tuesday, July 11 2006, 01:09 am


It is so sad to lose a pet ~ they are like family, but memories will stay with us forever.
Rick Ryckman ( -- Thursday, November 2 2006, 08:45 pm


Hi Capricorn,
Have you ever seen the white cat on the Kal can cat food. My cat could pass for its twin. I called him Sasquatch Big Bear. He had 6 toes - one eye was gold the other was blue. One pupil was oval and the other was round. He weighed 25 pounds. When he passed I took him to Bowie, Texas to lay him to rest. Truely enjoyed your words that have brought tears to my eyes.
capricorn ( -- Sunday, November 5 2006, 09:08 pm

Hi Rick

I enjoyed reading about your cat -- his eyes sound so unusual. It is so sad to lose your pet, isn't it? I'm glad you enjoyed this poem.
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