Haiku on Jasper

Puppy tucked under
Puppy tucked under | Source
Jasper now several months older
Jasper now several months older

Puppy Power

Puppy tucked under

Warm body resting lightly

Dreaming of running

Whimper and sighing

Rolls and stretches as he yawns

Gimlet eyes awake

Sniffing, feet patter

Darting, zig-zagging, tracking

Munching bone dragging

Legs akimbo run

Head turned tongue hanging out

Tree stopped puppy cold

Stunned, head cocked sideways

You cannot stifle a laugh

Wide grinning dog face

Update Photo

See Jasper to the right with his sleeping friends

Elmo, 15 year old male Abbysinian cat, and Paddington, a 5 month old male American Curl kitten

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Thanks for reading my first attempt at a Haiku... 11 comments

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TToombs08 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

What a cute, happy, fun poem. Totally captures all that is "puppy." Voted up. :)

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Teresa McGurk 4 years ago from The Other Bangor

I love it--your joy at witnessing the natural happiness of puppies is contagious. Now: if we could all be more like our dogs in temperament, the world would be a nobler place! Haiku is a delightful form for examining the natural world and its critters. . .


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ziyena 4 years ago from Southern Colorado

Makes me smile and worth the while!

Voting UP

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Blond Logic 4 years ago from Brazil

Oh if only life was this carefree for us all. You have described a puppy perfectly.

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rahul0324 4 years ago from Gurgaon, India

chuckles :)

sweet poem!

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Johanna Baker 4 years ago from Christchurch, New Zealand Author

Thank you so much for your lovely comments on my first Haiku attempt ....

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Vinaya Ghimire 4 years ago from Nepal

Your haikus remind me my Tibetan Apso.

Feels so good to read your lines.

Good work

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Fennelseed 4 years ago from Australia

Oh Jasper is adorable and your haiku bring this little character in the cute photos alive - I just can't go past the first haiku, little fellow asleep, "dreaming of running", oh yes, of course he is!!! Just too cute! - Gotta watch those trees though!!! Beautiful, my votes and best wishes to you, Johanna, and sharing.

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ananceleste 4 years ago from California

My daughters and I are going crazy with Jasper here! And reading your haiku. You have made all of us smile. We had an adventure with your poem and your pictures. SO CUTE!! Sharing everywhere.

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Nat Amaral 4 years ago from BC Canada

Jasper is such a sweet looking animal. This has put a smile on my face.

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MarleneB 4 years ago from Northern California, USA

I couldn't resist reading about Jasper. This is a beautiful haiku.

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