W Minus One #wedding

I’m not sure when the next post will be as tomorrow is the big… BIG day. One difficult decision, but one which was inevitable, was to send Dog on a playdate with a close friend. He’d overdo it if he stayed here. He will be gone until Sunday morning and I will have to be brave.

In the meantime this poem which was written as inspired by Dog and based on a totally different poem by William Henry Davies.

Dog At Leisure

(Leisure, William Henry Davies)

What is this life, if full of care?

Go fetch my lead, don’t comb your hair.

Don’t give in to untimely sloth

I know what fun awaits us both.

Let’s try the park; we know it’s free,

Full of places for me to pee.

Squirrels anxious to play chase,

Friends who’ll let me lick their face.

Secret corners where I can poo

Long lost balls for me to chew.

Picnic scraps and chicken bones,

Stale crusts and broken scones.

These treats and many, many more

Are just beyond the bloody door.

So find your shoes, tie those laces

And I’ll take you now to wondrous places

Full of fun, grass and the freshest air

And while I play, you’ll stand and stare.

About TanGental

My name is Geoff Le Pard. Once I was a lawyer; now I am a writer. I've published several books: a four book series following Harry Spittle as he grows from hapless student to hapless partner in a London law firm; four others in different genres; a book of poetry; four anthologies of short fiction; and a memoir of my mother. I have several more in the pipeline. I have been blogging regularly since 2014, on topic as diverse as: poetry based on famous poems; memories from my life; my garden; my dog; a whole variety of short fiction; my attempts at baking and food; travel and the consequent disasters; theatre, film and book reviews; and the occasional thought piece. Mostly it is whatever takes my fancy. I avoid politics, mostly, and religion, always. I don't mean to upset anyone but if I do, well, sorry and I suggest you go elsewhere. These are my thoughts and no one else is to blame. If you want to nab anything I post, please acknowledge where it came from.
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16 Responses to W Minus One #wedding

  1. Ritu says:

    Good luck for tomorrow!
    Dog would have loved to be there I’m sure!

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  2. All the best tomorrow.


  3. willowdot21 says:

    You will miss Dog, but he will be happier. Have a great day we will all be thinking of you all.


  4. What a lovely tribute to your little buddy, He will miss you as much as you will miss him!

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  5. davidprosser says:

    Well, what are you waiting for, geet those laces tied. I hope the day goes well Tomorrow and that your cson and his bride to be have Wonderful Weather and get through the father of the groom’s speech without too much embarrassment.

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  6. Hope all goes well on the big day, and I’m sure dog will be fine:)


  7. Debbie says:

    Fabulous poem and photos Geoff. All the best for the big day! Have a blast 🙂


  8. Have a happy day all of you X


  9. I read this as a poem written by Dog. I was really impressed. I’m still impressed but not quite to the same degree!. Happy Saturday to all.

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  10. KL Caley says:

    Aww this is fun. Hope you all have the most perfect day and happily ever after. KL ❤️

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  11. noelleg44 says:

    Dog is so erudite, like his owner. You will both survive, but I suspect you will have more fun! Happy Wedding!

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  12. Widdershins says:

    It’s probably all over, bar the shouting, by now. Hobbit gardeners have arrived to trundle the last of the guests home in their wheelbarrows, and collars have been loosened and ties untied. Wizards and witches have waved their wands and taken the pavilions down. Whimsical, and perhaps just a little melancholy, thoughts have been pondered upon, and both Dog and Geoff are counting the hours until they’re reunited.

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  13. Rowena says:

    Hi Geoff,
    All over red rover by now, but I have to ask who was responsible for covering poor dog in paint, especially when he was being despatched and unable to plant is confetti coated self and paws upon the stunning bride? I hope his stomach was compensated for his social exclusion – a raw chicken perhaps…
    Can’t wait to hear more.
    Best wishes,
    Ro and the doggoes.

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  14. Jennie says:

    Dear Geoff, I had been waiting to hear about the wedding after so many months of your beautiful gardening and your wringing of hands. Then school started and you dropped off the face of the earth. The good news is you are alive and well. The bad news is the WP gremlins deleted you from me. So, I have had to scramble and find a place where I ‘left off’… well, where WP left me off. I am looking forward to catching up. Apologies that I have been MIA.


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