Wednesday, November 4, 2009

For Donna

I think I could turn and live with animals, they are so placid
and self-contain'd,
I stand and look at them long and long.

They do not sweat and whine about their condition,
They do not lie awake in the dark and weep for their sins,
They do not make me sick discussing their duty to God,
Not one is dissatisfied, not one is demented with the mania of
owning things,
Not one kneels to another, nor to his kind that lived thousands
of years ago,
Not one is respectable or unhappy over the whole earth.

~Walt Whitman

(loon photo by Larry Cox)




3 comments:

Rebecca said...

Love that poem, Allison! It's wonderful!

Marie said...

Beautiful post Allison. I Love animals myself.

DQ's Windmill said...

So beautiful. My husband dreams of having a little piggy friend one day as a pet, and I dream of having a donkey! They have the most beautiful eyes. Thanks Allison♥