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Published on July 15th, 2015 | by Catherine Tingey

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On Dogs

One of my favorite things to do is be very quiet, see what comes up and write about it, often with my dog Leo at my side. Leo july 29 2014

Dogs can teach us so much.

Poet Laureate W.S. Merwin has written many poems about life’s evanescence, and dogs feature prominently.

This poem is from The Shadow of Sirius, 2009 (which won the Pulitzer).

Dream of Koa Returning

Sitting on the steps of that cabin
that I had always known
with its porch and gray-painted floorboards
I looked out to the river
flowing beyond the big trees
and all at once you
were just behind me
lying watching me
as you did years ago
and not stirring at all
when I reached back slowly
hoping to touch your long amber fur
and there we stayed without moving
listening to the river
and I wondered whether
it might be a dream
whether you might be a dream
whether we both were a dream
in which neither of us moved

–W.S. Merwin

 

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Entrepreneur, yogini, designer, award-winning filmmaker, personal trainer and former marathon runner. She left a career in finance to start her own business and along the way, became a yoga teacher after practicing for 24 years.

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Entrepreneur, yogini, designer, award-winning filmmaker, personal trainer and former marathon runner. She left a career in finance to start her own business and along the way, became a yoga teacher after practicing for 24 years.



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