Dog Gam

Ani said I had to reblog this one…


What poetics is Paul Scribbles serving up this week at dVerse Poets Pub? Soul gazing, he calls this week’s concoction. Well, I went off the leash a little with the prompt.


Sometimes souls’ legs twitch

in their sleep they vocalize

Running down a dream

Once there was a dog that was always kept on a chain, its yard a well-swept radius. When occasionally it slipped its collar, it had no locus of control and people wondered at its lack of manners.

Once there were two dogs that did not make a move without their masters ordering it. One of these dogs got many rewards, was rewarded for its every act of obedience. The other dog got many punishments, was punished for any slight disobedience. When their masters were not with them they were confused and people wondered at their lack of manners, at their begging and their cowering.

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About Sue Vincent

Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She writes alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. Find out more at France and Vincent. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at and on Twitter @SCVincent. Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email:
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6 Responses to Dog Gam

  1. Good choice, Ani. A great story from D.


  2. Thank you Ani, I appreciate the press. I am delighted that you liked my half baked haibun.
    PS, I hope your spring is clement and has many great walks and wanderings for you.


  3. noelleg44 says:

    Thanks, Ani. You picked a good one and I felt sorry for all the dogs except the last. YOU are the last in that story!


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