Poetry Friday: Choosing a Dog by William Stafford

One year ago this weekend, my husband and I fell in love Buster:                                                                                                      
     Buster, 2 months


Buster, 13 months (Look at the heart on his ear)

Today while thinking about this post, I remembered this poem from William Stafford.  He was born in January.

Choosing A Dog

“It’s love,” they say. You touch
the right one and a whole half of the universe
wakes up, a new half.

Some people never find
that half, or they neglect it or trade it
for money or success and it dies.

The faces of big dogs tell, over the years,
that size is a burden: you enjoy it for awhile
but then maintenance gets to you

Read the rest HERE.

So lucky to have both Buster and the poetry of William Stafford in my life.


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Poetry Friday is over at A Teaching Life.

Happy Reading.