Thursday, July 13, 2006


fuzzy friends with car seat memories
pears that blush but do not apple
axe sharp life
to fell a cactus
the dirtier dog is mean

in his eyes
sharp images stick like pins

tears are natural
in such bright light


lometa said...

pears that blush but do not apple

What exquiste verdancy. :)

Pat Paulk said...

Another gem to "dazzle" the poetic addiction!! Good one Russell!!

Russell Ragsdale said...

Thanks lometa! Your scholarly paintbrush colors my poem with your sophisticated sense of hue. Thanks for the great comment.

Russell Ragsdale said...

Thanks Pat! I'm happy to get such gracious words from the master jeweler himself. Thanks for the great comment!

ozymandiaz said...

Truly I am dazzled here. Wonderful work.

p.s. stay away from those sharp images or wear safety goggles

Russell Ragsdale said...

Thanks ozy! I'll try to be more careful but your brilliant words left me blinking. Glad you popped by for a look.

Queen Neetee said...

This is quite brilliant.

the dirtier dog is mean Yes. He has every right to be.

in his eyes
sharp images stick like pins
Only a dirty dog has to work as hard and remember with sharper detail that which he can use when others have forgotten.

tears are natural in such bright light It's natural to be sensitive in the face of truth. It's like the sun.

This is how I read it. I hope you don't mind.

I love this! It's so human.

Russell Ragsdale said...

Good read sweet QN! Sensitivity is a brilliant read on that line. There are supposed to be some Rorschach qualities inherent in the design of this poem, so I won't say too much more for fear of overinfluencing. But the short form of what I have to say is that your estimations are brilliant! Thanks for the great comments!

Sue hardy-Dawson said...

I think we often look for the dirtier dog so we can feel better about our own failings, it's the human condition. As if comparing our selves to some-thing-one worse some how makes us cleaner

Russell Ragsdale said...

It is the human cindition for sure, Sue.