Saturday, 26 February 2011

Black And White Dog, Black And White Toon

Well, who'd have thought yesterday that this would be on the cards for today?! We bit the bullet and went back to the beach, no flashbacks (as far as I can tell) or nasty experiences. Phew! We didn't take a ball, but as Dash helped himself to someone else's, we reckon he's on the mend.
This afternoon the menfolk joined up with the Toon Army and went to the match. 1-1 draw against Bolton Wanderers. Much enjoyment had by all.

I started Early - Took my Dog - 

I started Early - Took my Dog -
And visited the Sea -
The Mermaids in the Basement
Came out to look at me -

And Frigates - in the Upper Floor
Extended Hempen Hands -
Presuming Me to be a Mouse -
Aground - upon the Sands -

But no Man moved Me - till the Tide
Went past my simple Shoe -
And past my Apron - and my Belt -
And past my Bodice - too -

And made as He would eat me up -
As wholly as a Dew
Upon a Dandelion's Sleeve -
And then - I started - too -

And He - He followed - close behind -
I felt his Silver Heel
Upon my Ankle - Then my Shoes
Would overflow with Pearl -

Until We met the Solid Town -
No One He seemed to know -
And bowing - with a Mighty look -
At me - The Sea withdrew -
Emily Dickinson


  1. I LOVE the picture, and that is one of my favourite Emily Dickinson poems! xxx

  2. I knew you would!! And good old Emily...I wonder what kind of a dog?!xx

  3. One of my favourite Emily Dickinsons. When I read it I can't help but be reminded of

    I must go down to the sea again,
    to the lonely sea and the sky.
    I left my shoes and socks there.
    I wonder if they're dry?

  4. yes Dominic it's such a whimsical poem isn't it - and good old Spike Milligan!!! also very whimsical!