The Gentleman and His Dog. A Sonnet: Dedicated to Bill and Jazz by Manatita

Billybuc and his dog called Jazz

Billy and his faithful dog, Jazz
Billy and his faithful dog, Jazz | Source

The Flow, Majesty and Power of Waterfalls

Iguassu falls, Brasil
Iguassu falls, Brasil | Source
Iguassu Falls, Brazil
Iguassu Falls, Brazil | Source

On bended knees. Glowing, poised; relaxed;

Beaming celestial splendour to all directions.

Man and Dog, radiating charisma; reciprocal in their love.

Vibrant, rhythmical, like a planet spinning on its axis,

In tune with equilibrium …

Seeking; replenishing; renewing, their genial energy

Emit a song of invitation. “Come! Come!”

Do you hear the melody of their Spirit?

Together they synch, like the pulsating Iguassu.

Energetic; forceful, a candela of shimmering Light,

Reflecting the timelessness of a serene sunset.

All around, the ferns and foliage radiate their joys;

The enchanting yellow ‘beauties’ seem to celebrate;

The Divine Mother emanates; replenishes their Souls.

-Manatita (Bard of Solace), 18th November, 2014. © Copyrighted.

~ Word-crafted Wisdom: Awakening the Light Within ~

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Pets and nature

Which animal do you associate with loyalty, devotion and friendship the most?

  • Cat
  • Horse
  • Chimp
  • Dog
  • Dog and cat equally
  • Other
See results without voting

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bravewarrior 22 months ago from Central Florida

Manatita, this is a wonderful tribute to Bill and his dog. I could not vote in your poll because, although I'm a cat person and find them as loyal as Man's Best Friend, I've also had dogs who have loved me unconditionally as well. I would have voted for both.


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manatita44 22 months ago from london Author

Very valid point, bravewarrior.

I have re-visited the poll on your behalf. My thanks for your loving contribution. In Peace and Light.


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word55 22 months ago from Chicago

This is a very humble tribute to a wonderful guy here. Very creative manatita. Billybuc deserves your recognizing him, nice cool out music and video...


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billybuc 22 months ago from Olympia, WA

My friend, you are just too kind. Speaking for Jazz and myself, we are humbled and honored by this tribute. Your images come alive because of your words....they become three-dimensional and oh so beautiful. Thank you my friend, and blessings to you always.


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A.Villarasa 22 months ago from Palm Springs

The honorarium is well deserved.


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Faith Reaper 22 months ago from southern USA

Oh, there is nothing more beautiful than the loyalty and love of man's best friend. I have had many wonderful dogs in my lifetime and cats too, but my favorite one from my childhood was my three-legged yellow lab. He was the most special dog ever that a child could ever wish for in this lifetime. He adopted us as his family and I believe God sent him to us right when we needed our sweet Brownie boy.

Blessings


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manatita44 22 months ago from london Author

Faith, what a wonderful experience for you in your childhood. I'm glad the dog's your favourite. Mines, too.

Thanks for your kind contribution, as always, to this Hub.


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manatita44 22 months ago from london Author

Hi Words,

Good to see you as always, Brother. Thank you and much peace.


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manatita44 22 months ago from london Author

Hi Bill.

Love the way that you pluralise it and speak for Jazz. Beautiful! Thanks for appreciating this special piece written with both of you in mind. May your week continue in love and light. Peace, Bro.


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manatita44 22 months ago from london Author

Thank you, Villarasa. Appreciated and great to have you here.


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Buildreps 22 months ago from Europe

Very nice you did this, Manatita! Very gentle. It's wonderful we have you on Hubpages.


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MsDora 22 months ago from The Caribbean

Is there any topic that you cannot write beautifully about? "The melody of their spirit?" Man and dog? Exceptional!


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manatita44 22 months ago from london Author

Thanks Dora.

It's true I can write on everything. I appreciate your loving faith and sentiments. Much Peace.


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manatita44 22 months ago from london Author

Buildreps,

i really appreciate you for this. It is a very sweet and noble thing to say. God bless your loving heart.


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always exploring 22 months ago from Southern Illinois

Beautiful tribute to Bill and Jazz. Your poetry is sublime! Thank you..


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manatita44 22 months ago from london Author

Thank You, Ruby. Much appreciation.


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vkwok 22 months ago from Hawaii

I can't think of anyone more deserving of such an amazing tribute.


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manatita44 22 months ago from london Author

Thank you, Victor.

A good man, Billy.


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aviannovice 22 months ago from Stillwater, OK

Very, very well done, and it certainly says it all.


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manatita44 22 months ago from london Author

Gratitude Deb.

My wish for your ever-increasing inner beauty! Om Shanti!


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DDE 22 months ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

Interesting, beautiful and such a wonderful thought.


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manatita44 22 months ago from london Author

DDE, I thank you. Wonderful thought for a wonderful man. Salaam!


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mary615 20 months ago from Florida

This is a beautiful tribute to a man I certainly admire. I've always loved that photo of Bill and his dog.

Voted UP, etc. and shared.


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manatita44 20 months ago from london Author

Thank you, Mary615.

Welcome and blessings. Much gratitude.


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PurvisBobbi44 20 months ago from Florida

Hi,

I love this tribute to a great man who is always willing to help others. His dog is beautiful. This is such an Angelic gesture from you. May this year of 2015 be your best year ever.

Bobbi Purvis


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manatita44 20 months ago from london Author

Much gratitude, first of all for your loving wishes for me. To be my best year ever, then I'll merge in God, he he:)

Yes, Bill's a wonderful man and I cannot say this without remembering his almost silent partner behind the scenes, his wife Beverly.

Thank you for your loving sentiment Purvis. God bless your sincere heart with ever-increasing joy and beauty. Salaam!


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tillsontitan 20 months ago from New York

I would expect nothing less from you my friend, you see the beauty in all around you. Tributing Bill along with his dog is the perfect compliment to both.

Voted all but funny.


manatita44 20 months ago

Hello Mary. Happy New Year!!

Just returned from our Temple in Germany and catching up! Actually I have done a few for Bill. One with Bev as well, the other member of this significant trio.

Germany was cold but the Temple was exquisite and the meditation encouraging. Much Joy to you and yours.


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sallybea 20 months ago from Norfolk

How nice, a splendid tribute to a very well thought of duo, thanks for sharing.


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manatita44 20 months ago from london Author

Thank you, Sally Bea.

Perhaps the 'people's choice'. Thank you for your kind sentiment. Much peace.


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pstraubie48 20 months ago from sunny Florida

O lovely and so touching. I do so love some precious pups but I have precious kitties at present who are my dear friends now.

Angels are on the way to you this afternoon ps


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manatita44 20 months ago from london Author

You deserve more than Angels yourself, my dear pstraubie48. Thank you for your fine sentiment expressed. Higher blessings.


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billybuc 20 months ago from Olympia, WA

What lovely words from dear friends. Thank you, all!


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manatita44 20 months ago from london Author

A very noble gesture, Bill. I do know and I think they do know your heart, here. Still, that's great!


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Besarien 17 months ago

What a wonderful hub! I can see how Billy and Jazz inspired you. You have a rare talent and a poetic soul.


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manatita44 17 months ago from london Author

Thank you, Besarien.

Really appreciate this. Blessings.

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