Oh dear Fuji-san – Fuji-sensei
Dark, brooding mistress of all you survey
Regal in bloodline, of that you are sure
Graceful in body and delicate of paw
We jump and dance to each nuanced bark
Pavlov would be proud, for you it’s a lark
You have your routines, for walks and to eat
Watch your humans sit down – Woof! – we jump to our feet
to pour out your water and open the door
You know what you want, sometimes we’re not sure
You’re not so demanding, we just need to know
Your presence is a gift that you kindly bestow
One inscrutable look and we soon understand
You’re the top dog, the queen, you rule this fair land
Most dear Fuji-san, honoured Fuji-sensei
You are the true mistress of all you survey!
This is an ode to the majestic lady who takes centre stage above. I have recently been allowed to take up residence in her home, feed and water her and generally fulfil her needs. She is a bit of a charmer and I’m not sure I would like to know what she thinks of me! Fuji (named for the photographic film brand, not the mountain!) is a venerable Newfoundland, a true grande dame!
I will link up to the dVerse Open Link Night later today. Please do visit to enjoy some very fine poetry indeed – and be inspired… Join us!