Here, we drift, floating quietly,
Along a dreamy, silver sea,
All my six furry friends and me.
Max, he dreams of his buried bones,
Rupert dreams of the hearth at home,
Chance dreams of bacon of his own.
George dreams of Frisbees in the air,
Winston dreams of old boots, a pair,
Rex dreams of an old comfy chair,
And we slip adrift on a pillowed cloud,
With only pleasant dreams allowed,
All seven of us — a small crowd.
Into a book’s pages I fell,
Dreaming of the stories I’ll tell,
My pen dipped into my inkwell,
And we fly along an azure sky,
‘Til our siesta passes by,
Me and six furry friends of mine.
© Susan Joy Clark 2021
I’m sharing this with dVerse’s Open Link Night. I was looking through my picture files for poetry inspiration and found this copy of artwork by Lisa Finch. I just love it for several reasons. Many of you know that I have an animal care business, so that was one reason. I love the glamour of the female character here, the fact that she has fallen asleep with an open book and the title of the artwork which is also “The Dreamers,” which seemed to speak of imagination and creativity.
Lisa Finch has an Etsy shop where she sells some of her work on canvas and also prints and note cards. I perused it and found so many more pieces that I enjoy. Animals seem to be a common theme, not just pets but wild and exotic animals as well. Many of her pieces seem to have a sort of female Dr. Doolittle character. She has some fantasy and almost surrealistic scenes with some old Hollywood glamour combined in there. I almost feel I should revisit for an art-themed post.