Dog & Elephant, With Long Country Nights

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Dog and Elephant, with long country nights,
Counted the stars as they wandered away
Into the meadows, into the fields,
Searching for the stardust that comets yield.
 
 
 
 
 
 

“Oh, my friend,”said Dog, “look to the sky,
Another wonderful comet is passing us by;
It’s tail all a glitter, the rays it does glow,
Let’s follow it together, where ever it goes.”
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Elephant counted up to eleven
Speeding comets diving through the heavens
She wondered at their leavings
Thinking “Did any have misgivings?”
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

One came around it’s speeding course
And in a fit of complete remorse
Dog turned to Elephant, and did disclaim
“When comets go, nothing is the same.”
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
But then a brilliant flash of light
Colored the sky; lit up the night!
A comet had turned itself around
And all it’s details were seen by those on the ground.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The comet burst apart in an astounding array
Taking the breaths of Dog and Elephant away!
The blue burst, the pinprick of light
Filled the night skies; filled their sight.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
And settling then, their minds all ablaze
They knew they would talk about this beauty for days.
All night long they’d sit and gaze about
Searching for comets and stardust..until, tired, they gave out.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Dog and Elephant, with long country nights,
Slept in the meadow, and dreamt of the sights
Of the comet dance for the two in the field
The stardust and happiness, for them it did yield.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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So…my second attempt at a Children’s book/picture book. Again, this is for the Bluebell Books Short Story Slam. We were given the task to write a short story or poem..and the rest is here for your enjoyment. I hope you like it.
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32 responses »

  1. Stuart, that’s a lovely poem. All innocence and light. I think that, if you hadn’t consciously chosen the dog and elephant (as your question to self seems to imply), then I’ll bet you chose them for their innocence.

    Thanks to Doug for writing about your blog in his post on Flash Fiction. Nice to meet you!

    Cheers,

    Mitch

  2. That was beautiful! I love the other photos you found to go along with your story. WOW! Amazing beauty of the dog and the elephant and the star dust and the night sky beauty.
    Blessings

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