the quiet hour…

How,

does this day call

to you, what one

tiny thing does it

ask, which do you

put first, and when

will rise the hope,

that will come to you

at last, do you see

all

the same, where

will you hear

the song, that carefully

holds your precious

name…Is the touch

of kindness, within

your gentle power, the time

is surely Now, this waiting

moment, this

quiet hour…

****

ellie894 November 28, 2021

We walked,

Bo and I

And we talked as we did

About big and very important things

We agreed that sunrise and set

Are both lovely for different reasons,

Dawn has hope

And twilight is ever so dreamy.

At that notion we hummed a little,

Of Nat King Cole.

A truck drove by and broke through our reverie

luckily, the truck survived.

Bo doesn’t care for trucks –

I’m not really sure why.

we saw the old house

On the corner of cul de sacs, long and short.

A new someone moved in.

It was nice to see lights in the windows

And through the glass in the door.

They covered the outside with gray slate stone –

It suits it well.

And then the whole sky dimmed

And the first star shone…

We stopped, to wonder over it

And to make a small wish

Because that’s what you do

When you see a star shine…

We stopped a lot, Bo and I

To investigate things

Probably rabbit and squirrel type things

But I can’t be sure really

As they had all gone home

For the evening.

We rounded the round corner

To a flourishing swoosh rising

Above the branches of the charcoal

Almost night trees

Bo liked the silhouettes of them

And I liked the flourishing swoosh..

There aren’t any pictures of that though.

He was as well mannered as any gentleman

As we strolled passed the breakfast club.

Not a single solitary peep.

I guess that Pancake and Taz are already asleep.

Bo walked well.

Golly Gee Wilikers, Bo really did swell.

And we turned into the drive, our very own

And saw lights in the windows…

Look Bo, we made it,

All the way home ….

****

ellie894 November 20, 2021

Debonair…

Enough!

Enough Saturday

Enough Sunday

Let’s get to it now

Messy and magical

Meticulously marvelous

Monday!

Here,

Let me help you get started,

I’m a professional, you know.

A veritable,

Manager of Mondays!

Extraordinaire!

… yes, you are, Bo…

And with such sophistication,

So suave and debonair…

****

ellie894 October 11, 2021

golden shadows

Dobby

The sun

shines soft

into the room

turning you golden

in places

and leaving you in shadow

in others.

In between

the swish and swash

of the washing machine

diligently at work

I hear…

your sleeping breath.

So day begins

once more,

and beyond the dusty to dos,

I hope

all is well with you

and may you find sweet repose…

****

ellie894 September 17, 2021

my little lelephant…

Ellie Bear

I had just begun to write about how she was sleeping.

Not dreaming of chasing.

Maybe of gentle wildflower places.

I tiptoed in to check her, my Ellie girl.

To put my hand upon her and feel her breath slow and easing, both to me and to her.

Satisfied, I returned to the kitchen and set about to write of her…

Then she came tapping down the hallway, stopping just there to steady herself.

And, I smiled for the seeing of her.

I Put away my writing for a time so as to fix her morning nosh.

Now, I sit on the edge of the porch and she on the earth at my feet, eating al fresco.

The doves sing overhead.

Dobby and Jack keep watch over all things.

Bo waits for her to finish, hoping she will leave a bit for him.

She deserves every bite of goodness and blue skies the world has to offer…for all that she has given me.

Ellie…

I call her My Ellie Girl,

Lellie Bellie Bear,

Ellie Bear,

My little Lelephant…

When my sweet companions would all go with me to the field and forest,

I would open wide the gate

..and they would fall in line,

An exuberant line,

behind me, one two three four five…

Me makes five.

All my little Lelephants, with Miss Ellie Bear in the lead and setting the tone.

She always but always has kept everyone in line.

I’m not sure if that makes me, Mama Tembo or her:)

But, here is our song….

the one that lines us up

sends us on grand adventures over hill and dale

or just down the long hallway for a nap…

and always helps us to find each other when one has lost their way….

Almost to the lake

****

ellie894 April 13, 2021

Baby Elephant Song, Henry Mancini

Ellie woke early…

Bo

Ellie woke early

Which woke Dobby

Which woke Jack

And would have woken Bo

If he hadn’t been snoring in back

So, at half past three

There was half asleep me

I let out a faint wail

When I was hit by a jubilant tail

Twice I did blink

It’s Tuesday, I think

But, I couldn’t be sure

Until later at half past four

Now, my sweet pups

Have left me quite woken up

As they themselves

Like sleepy elves

Go drifting and dreaming

While morning is gleaming

If only I can make it

To the next half past three

The yawning may begin

Just you wait and see

****

ellie894 April 6, 2021

heroes…

Dobby

Miss Fred

Heroes

Spend a lot of time

Sleeping

and waiting

… preparing

for the moment

when

they’re needed

the very most of all

****

ellie894 December 8, 2020

lazy paws…

I whispered a touch of lazy

before the dawn

unto the playful moon

It winked and whispered

back to me

So it shall be..

….all the way from now

…….until the heights of noon

****

ellie894 November 30, 2020

happy thanksgiving….

All shall be well

And all shall be well

And all manner of things shall be well

Happy thanksgiving

Suzanne 💛🍂🧡🍁

****

Ellie, Jack, Huckleberry, Bo, Sonya, and Dobby

November 26, 2020