Monday, March 27, 2006

I Plant a Tree n Memory of Desdemona

She was a special little dog
A dog much loved by her family
She was Angies darling girl
She was Ken's bike companion
riding in a basket on the front handlebars
Guarding the bike when he went into a shop
No one would dare to steal Ken's bike

Jessie dog was her adopted Mother
Desdemona knew this
Jessie perhaps was puzzled
But,her tolerance and love overcame
all obstacles
They were as was seen "The Odd Couple"
Jessie a big black Lab cross
Dessie her little glossy brown companion

We walked together we four
around our neighbourhood
Surveying any changes,or missed council clean ups
Jessie leaving messages
Dessie following behind
The younger one
learning from the older one
No questions asked
no explanation needed
Just a fact.

I will plant a tree at the Hermitage
to remember our little friend and companion
Who often boarded at our place at holiday time
She loved us ,but was always ready and waiting
when it came time to go home
Across the road we hurried ,pulling on the lead in an anxious run

I will ask Monika to plant a tree
at the Hermitage
One from my garden
Perhaps the New Zealand Christmas tree
or the Feijoa
Or maybe under the Lemon Tree,yes the Lemon Tree was the favourite to rest under from the hot sun
Where Desdemona sat and chewed on her bone
with friend Jessie.

I remember her this way.

" Grieve not,
nor speak of me with tears,
but laugh and talk of me
as if I were beside you
I loved you so-
'twas Heaven here with you.
Isla Paschal Richardson

Lois (Muse of the Sea) 28.3.06


At 6:01 PM, Blogger Imogen Crest said...

Lois, this is a beautiful piece. The memorial pic has been put up, which looks sunny and fresh, a nice choice.

At 7:47 AM, Blogger Vi Jones said...

A lovely memorial, Lois, to a departed friend. Monika has put up a beautiful image to honor her--special companion that she was.


At 11:07 PM, Blogger Lois said...

Many thanks Monika,
Just present my printer is out of action so will have to wait till Frid to get it up again....
We sat in the backyared today (Thus 30/3) in the sun Angie Ken 2 friends of theres and Jessie Dog under the Lemon Tree...Ken never cries but today there were tears ,and he was embarressed and toddled off home ............
We said when he had gone that he has not come to the realisation that she loved him more than he was aware....No other Woman looked up longingly and lovingly with big brown eyes at him without saying a word...Desi's actions spoke for themselves.......As Angie said "I fed her, bathed her, took her to the vets, walked her, etc etc but she loved only HIM......
Thanks Vi...Lois 30/3/06

At 3:59 AM, Blogger Imogen Crest said...

Pleasure Lois. I am only happy that you are all gathered around that lemon tree. It is such a beauty. So interesting your comments, as usual, full of wisdom all the time:-)


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