Poetry Friday is hosted today by Reflections on the Teche.
Poetry Friday -- "I Didn't Do It" by Patricia MacLachlan and Emily MacLachlan Charest ; illustrated by Katy Schneider.
Distinct canine characters shine through these verses as MacLachlan and Charest explore the experience of sharing a home with a dog as told from the puppy point of view.
Shhh . . . I'm Here
Shhh . . .
Born in the soft overcoat quiet of someone's closet
With brothers and sisters
So like me I can't tell where I end
And they begin.
Anyone who has ever enjoyed the companionship of a dog will smile at the canine view point on "Rules" . . . no fun, "Names" forget Rover and Rex . . . try Big Bad Bob, and "Rain" there's nothing better than a nice roll in your good wool sweater to dry off.
Schneider's bright-eyed portraits are the perfect companion to the verses.