Saturday Mix: Poem – Villanelle – “Dog of the House” #amwriting #saturdaymix #dVerse #poetry 


Thanks to Teresa of MindLoveMisery’s Menagerie for hosting last Saturday’s Mix prompt based on ‘sounds‘ in certain locations. I’ll be combing it with #dVerse prompt on using a Villanelle style of poetry thanks to Frank Hubeny at Poet’s pub for hosting that. 

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Credit: Edith Hill

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Quiet before the bustling crowds come out, 

An awkward silence, distant noise undefined; 

Then there is barking, a chorus sings, shouts —

Dog owners fumbling, sidewalks to new route —

Down verdant trails, nature whispers sublime, 

Many dogs scrambling, playing, all about,

The new dogs can’t win, woof triumphant shouts.  

Man’s best friend loves parks, rabbits smell divine.  

Aromas, squirrel chirps, bird tweets, still mouses. 

Mouse souvenir of pride for mom, on her couch; 

As Dad showers above, Mom’s scent resides, 

Flowers, citrus, sprayed here and there in spouts. 

Dad’s Dior cologne sprayed so thickly it clouds, 

Sneezing many times, scent too strong, despised

Mom’s heels click, goodbye kisses resounding

Leaning love, licking smacking kisses now, 

Mom’s laughter sprinkled, Dad’s chuckles confide,  

He loves me, she loves me; for this is my home. 

From a sick dog on the city streets found, 

Home protector, sonorous barks resound. 

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©Mandibelle16. (2017) All Rights Reserved 

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6 thoughts on “Saturday Mix: Poem – Villanelle – “Dog of the House” #amwriting #saturdaymix #dVerse #poetry 

  1. Singledust June 29, 2017 / 4:24 pm

    love abounds everywhere you are Mandibelle, lovely Villanelle. Ironcially I am going to post one linking to Frank’s prompt though really late, it is a form I want to tackle. I love how you have written it, so much energy and exuberance for the simple joys in life!

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    • mandibelle16 June 29, 2017 / 4:51 pm

      Thank you so much. I’m glad you like and find it energetic. It’s a dogs POV and they always are full of energy 🙂

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    • mandibelle16 June 29, 2017 / 5:29 pm

      Thank you so much Marquessa for the lovely compliment. It means a lot from you 🙂 lots of practice I guess 🙂

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