Rest Now, Little Doggies, And Sleep, #Poem, #Quatern

Remy left and Theo right

Rest now, little doggies, and sleep,

Find a nook that is safe and warm,

Perhaps in the crook of my arm,

Your furry head on my shoulder.

Silly doggies like to burrow,

Rest now, little doggies, and sleep,

Underneath the warm bed covers,

In the hollow between my shins.

Who will claim the favorite spot,

Snuggled next to your dear Susie?

Rest now, little doggies, and sleep,

You both should find a cozy nook.

Theo lies down along my legs,

Remy rests her bum against me,

Then moves to lean against my foot,

Rest now, little doggies, and sleep.

Β© Susan Joy Clark 2021

Theo left and Remy right

This was written for Go Dog Go’s challenge to write a quatern poem.

This poem has 16 lines broken up into 4 quatrains (or 4-line stanzas).
Each line is comprised of eight syllables.
The first line is the refrain. In the second stanza, the refrain appears in the second line; in the third stanza, the third line; in the fourth stanza, the fourth (and final) line.
There are no rules for rhyming or iambics.

I wrote another poem recently about sleeping dogs, The Dreamers, but that one is more fantasy. This one is more reality-based, inspired by Theo and Remy, two French bulldogs I take care of from time to time. They are accustomed to sleeping with people, with their owners and then with me, when I am with them. Their sleeping positions amuse me. I am surprised Theo and I both slept with his head on my shoulder.

13 thoughts on “Rest Now, Little Doggies, And Sleep, #Poem, #Quatern

    1. Thank you, Grace. I’m so glad you enjoyed it and that you had a pleasant reminder of your first dog. πŸ™‚

  1. I’ve not had a pet sleep with me for a long time… They are a comfort. I used to have cats, one slept in the bend of my arm the other right on top of my chest!

  2. Precious poem! I don’t have dogs that sleep with me, but it is definitely a pleasure to snuggle with my grandson ❀️- the physical comfort of another soul. Well done πŸ™ŒπŸ»

    1. Thank you, Donna. Yes, snuggling with a little baby or child is a sweet thing too. πŸ™‚

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